Exec Tech

Joe Jordan

'We've got to stop throwing Hail Marys'

In the evolving world of federal IT, revolutionary tech can help aid acquisition, but incremental change is often easier to implement.

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DOD tax problems, Microsoft training and Amazon’s cloudy cloud

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A new player in federal IT?

Capgemini Government Solutions has been around for some time, but a new CEO sees market openings.

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Labor's modernization effort hinges on Congress

Funding for the Digital Government Integrated Platform is uncertain until appropriators move a Labor Department spending bill.

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USGS shakes up earthquake maps

An updated National Seismic Hazard Map reminds that the risks extend far beyond California.

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Moving targets, Logan kiosks and industry's view of LPTA

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A $300 million IT flop

Six years and nearly $300 million later, the Social Security Administration has decided to press "reset" on its project to improve the claim processing system. Here's what happened.

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FBI plans Amazon cloud for developers

The FBI is looking for an unclassified system that conforms to the FISMA-moderate security level.

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State's passport and visa system crashes

Problems with the Consular Consolidated Database could strand thousands of people waiting for documents around the globe.

Robert McDonald

VA secretary approved, Chopra promotes his book and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FTC wants to stretch regulatory arm in big data

FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen says the key to using big data is understanding its limits and “emphasizing the need for human judgment.”

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GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking

Meet the leaders behind all those audits.