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Tactical clouds, techie politicians and better bandwidth for the troops

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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600 million reasons to embrace Energy Star

Congress may mandate more data center efficiency, but CIOs shouldn't wait.

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PreCheck, Global Entry programs pass milestones

TSA continues to expand traveler programs and work through data hiccups.

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Traffic cybersecurity gets a red light

Researchers have demonstrated relatively easy access to networked traffic systems.

Kris van Riper and Jean Martin

How to hire millennials

What agencies must do to build the next generation of tech talent.

Michael Hettinger

Federal acquisition: Art or science?

Mike Hettinger argues that we need acquisition officials who understand not only the letter of the FAR, but also the spirit of its intent.

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$500 million in HealthCare.gov spending explained

An IG report details 60 contracts that went into building the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.

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When agency websites outshine Amazon and Apple

The latest E-Government Satisfaction Index finds solid performances across government, and a few agencies that are particular standouts.

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NIST seeks feedback on standards to protect critical infrastructure

The agency is previewing an RFI aimed at refining the cybersecurity framework.

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What went into NASA's big website migration

The space agency has reduced costs for its websites as a contractor completes the first phase of migration to Drupal and the cloud.

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White House fellows, dire debt predictions and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Robert McDonald

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.