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White House fellows, dire debt predictions and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How VA hopes to fix its scheduling system

Embattled agency promises an RFP for commercial solutions by late September, and aims to pick a vendor by year's end.

DOD releases RFP for $11 billion health record project

The long-awaited procurement will modernize military health records and must sync with Veterans Affairs systems.

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HealthCare.gov's new CEO, NGA's mapping contract and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Taming the wild west of cloud acquisition

Federal buyers have a variety of ways to approach cloud services. Here are some strategies for cutting through the chaos to find the best solution for your agency.

Beyond BYOD: Who oversees the apps?

Official "bring your own app" policies are still few and far between, but agencies are adapting to their employees' demands.

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What to make of USPTO's telework troubles

Amid the bad press and congressional inquiries, telework proponents stress that management, not location, is what matters.

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NSA's ICREACH, hackable scanners and the British IT influence

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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New role for CIA's ex-CIO, Tor's secret bug-fixers and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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25,000 affected by USIS breach

DHS had already suspended work with the contractor in the wake of the breach, first revealed Aug. 6.

John DeLong, NSA compliance director

DeLong: NSA security reforms predate Snowden

Compliance director also claims explaining what NSA does is becoming a greater part of the agency's culture.

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'Hacking bureaucracy' at 18F

Greg Godbout, executive director of GSA's innovation lab, wants to set an example in hiring and other areas for the rest of the federal government to emulate.