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Learning to innovate like NASA

Start by thinking big. "There is always time later to rein in ideas to fit budget and schedule parameters," author Rod Pyle says.

Cutting costs with virtual conferencing

The space agency has years of experience in taking the travel out of meetings and events.

HealthCare.gov to get dedicated CTO amid leadership changes

A new management structure is being put in place to run HealthCare.gov at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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Cyber staffing and NOAA mapping

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

'The critical link is giving people ownership'

Author Rod Pyle discusses what other agencies can learn from the culture and systems that have driven NASA's accomplishments.

NASA event coverage (06.11.2014).

The technology taking NASA to Mars

The space agency showcases some of its innovations, big and small.

John Brennan

Brennan: Technological change tough for CIA

The CIA director also said that although digital footprints aid in tracking down terrorists, they increase the vulnerability of agents in the field.

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IGs seek better access to federal clouds

The breakdown of the VA's cloud email deal last year highlights the question of how to maintain oversight of cloud-based computer systems.

Lois Lerner screen capture: C-SPAN.

IRS email woes could have roots in creaky technology

A political battle between congressional Republicans and the White House may hinge on out-of-date computer systems.

Shutterstock image: medical professional interacting with a futuristic interface.

Bowen: Consolidating health IT about culture, not tech

The military's planned move to a unified electronic health record means big management and organizational changes.

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Cloud: Are we there yet?

Maria Roat, Kevin Dulany and others discuss what's next for FedRAMP.

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3 rules for managing mobility

It is possible to balance data security and user flexibility -- if agencies follow these key guidelines.