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What private-sector CIOs are saying

A new survey explores industry CIOs' frustrations, ambitions and compensation.

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Accenture retained, Army database approved, drones descend and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cloud and the changing org chart

When buying IT as a service, organizational charts will change. But jobs aren't necessarily eliminated -- they're enhanced, and that's crucial in national security settings.

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Preparing for the data center of the future

By 2020, federal data centers will be slimmer, faster and more efficient. Here's how to start moving toward that future now.

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Agencies take different paths to mobility, GAO finds

A new study surveyed six agencies' strategies and their reliance on GSA for support in complying with the Digital Government Strategy.

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Iron Mountain settles with GSA over data storage suit

Firm agrees to pay $44.5 million over allegations of overcharging agencies for record storage.

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Inside the quest to prevent suicides through better data

FCW investigated efforts by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to improve a joint data repository on military and veteran suicides. Something as impersonal and mundane as incomplete datasets could be exacerbating a national tragedy.

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The future of FedRAMP

Despite delays, the program is at a critical point for determining the ultimate impact of cloud technology in the government space.

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The big question for agencies and open data

GSA's Myehsha Boone gets at the critical question for those trying to decide what data, practically speaking, is worth sharing.

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Can PaaS carve out its place in the federal cloud?

Platform as a service offers obvious upsides, but agencies are still working through specific needs and uses.

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Marina Martin: Building a new digital service at VA

In an interview with FCW, the Department of Veterans Affairs' chief technology officer talks about overhauling the digital experience for VA customers.

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Senate moves to open-data format

Government watchdogs called the move "great news for the ecosystem."