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The 'no' teams try saying 'yes, if'

Different departments with different goals can hamstring federal IT projects – especially when it comes to the lawyers. The fix lies in communication, early and often.

Denise Turner Roth.

Roth: Data is key to GSA succcess

GSA Administrator-designate Denise Turner Roth sees value in harnessing data to drive efficiencies and cost-effectiveness for federal customers.

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Procurement prize, NARA guidance, IRS system hacked and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Five critter cams to go dark at the National Zoo

The cameras to be shut down run on the Windows Server 2003 operating system, which goes out of support in July.

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BLS on CPI: I'm old fashioned, but I don't mind it

One of economics' most important numbers depends on data collected by hand – data that's largely already online, posted freely by merchants and their customers.

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FBI delayed privacy protection rules for Section 215 data, says IG

An IG report asserts that it should not "have taken 7 years … to develop minimization procedures" to protect the privacy of data.

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Counting mobile, robot gap, rural tech and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How many parties does it take to provide a single government login?

Identity management is central to efforts to make a wide range of IT activities secure, but streamlining the process is essential.

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Mobile security at risk with the arrival of millennials

A recent survey shows a marked gap between Baby Boomers and their younger counterparts when it comes to protecting workplace data.

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IT’s role in supporting workplace collaboration

As feds increasingly turn to cloud-based tools, IT leaders have an opportunity to reduce risks without hindering innovation.

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Calling all space tech

NASA announced several multimillion dollar initiatives reaching out to industry and academia. The goal: investing in the future of space technology.

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Privacy, security and one login to rule them all?

Government techies wrestle with building privacy and security into services from the ground up.