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Consolidation, culture and one very big contract

David Bowen, the Defense Health Agency's director of health IT, has a seriously complex to-do list.

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How much cloud is too much cloud?

The average public sector organization uses 721 cloud services, says a new report from Skyhigh Networks.

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Trinity returns, DCS debuts, senators back IGs and DOD metrics

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DNI worries about cumulative, not catastrophic, cyber threat

DNI James Clapper is less worried about a cyber Pearl Harbor than death from a thousand cuts.

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Cyber gets a boost in VA budget request

The department is seeking an increase in information security spending from $156 million in 2015 to $180.3 million for 2016.

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DOD may need congressional help on data centers

Acting Defense Department CIO Halvorsen told a House Armed Services subcommittee that consolidating DOD data centers could require legislation.

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Why Social Security's websites succeed

"They do a great job of setting expectations," said Dave Lewan of ForeSee, which rated five of SSA's sites in the latest list of top 10 federal websites.

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DHS: 'We need to up our game' on information sharing

President Obama's proposal to boost government coordination with the private sector got a warm welcome in the House Homeland Security Committee.

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'What's the problem we're trying to fix?'

NTIA still faces headwinds in Congress about Internet domain control.

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EPA's new-old CIO, plus weapons acquisition, spyware warnings and a new role for Long

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How (and why) the CIA plans to expand cyber capabilities

The spy agency wants to better integrate cybersecurity into its traditional human intelligence operations.

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DHS shutdown: 'There's an opportunity cost'

While a lapse in funding would have little “immediate operational impact” on cybersecurity, the longer-term ripple effects could be serious.