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DHS plans for cybersecurity in interconnected world

Experts praise quadrennial review for increased detail, but wish for more guidance on information-sharing.

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Disruptive defense tech, IC transparency, GSA's newest BPAs and a $427M bid protest

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CFPB's Ashwin Vasan: Build teams with 'a passion for doing things differently'

The CIO for the government's youngest agency says that even in start-up mode, building a culture of innovation is tricky.

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Census, cyber, satellites and soccer

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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FBI issues phish warning to feds

Investigators have identified dozens of Facebook personas, domains and IP addresses used to launch attacks on civilian, military and defense contractor personnel.

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Overcoming the fear of change can save our government billions

Video collaboration can bring big savings and efficiency gains, if managers get past their status-quo concerns.

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Buying agile without jumping through hoops

Agile development can be less risky than the traditional approach, but getting the best results takes flexibility and continuous involvement by government and contractor teams.

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White House wants fewer reports, USDA approves ArcGIS and GAO knocks info security

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Senate panel approves IT, cyber legislation

FITARA, FISMA updates and a cybersecurity consolidation bill now move to the full Senate, as does the nomination of Shaun Donovan to head OMB.

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Halvorsen echoes Rogers’ call to complete JIE

The Pentagon’s acting CIO offers some blunt talk on how best to deploy a department-wide IT platform.

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Senior DHS official weighs in on cyber legislation

Larry Zelvin, director of the National Cyber and Communications Integration Center, says DHS needs more clarity on its role in scanning other agencies’ networks for cyber threats.

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Four to six teams expected to bid on Defense health record effort

Military health care providers detailed their needs to industry in advance a decade-long multi-billion electronic health record procurement, while inside DOD an effort is underway to improve current data to pave the way for a new provider.