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FBI agents stymied by Sentinel search function

Evidence handlers, who are among the heaviest users of the FBI's online case management system, were the least satisfied, according to an IG report.

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Why large government IT projects fail

We need to end the 'conspiracy of hope' and embrace agile development as the best way to avoid fiascos on the scale of HealthCare.gov, writes Asynchrony's David Elfanbaum.

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Treasury, OMB chart path to Data Act implementation

While OMB is leading the development of data definition standards, Treasury is concentrating on data exchange standards.

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5 key IT bills still pending in Congress

Lawmakers continue to wrestle over issues related to cybersecurity, privacy and procurement reform.

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Insider threats and data localization

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GAO rejects SRA FedRAMP protest

SRA International's protest of an HHS cloud contract failed because the firm did not document its qualification for an authority to operate under FedRAMP.

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The skinny on the White House's new open-government initiatives

The latest plan sets a timeline for implementing an open-source software policy by the end of 2015, among other goals.

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Sunlight's Williams to GSA, Shellshock to a computer near you and data center savings

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Who will be the next U.S. CIO?

There are plenty of candidates to replace Steve VanRoekel, but the ultimate pick might depend on what role the new federal CIO will be expected to play.

ITAPS, AT&T and cross-country drones

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DOD health agency embraces data standardization

The Pentagon's health record procurement is part of a push to standardize processes across the military.

Terry Halvorsen

DISA to cede procurement authority for commercial cloud to military services

The acting DOD CIO wants the department to move the commercial cloud faster. To do that, he plans to give military services more authority over the process.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!