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TechAmerica questions GSA telecom effort

The tech industry group said GSA's announced plans for NS2020 are "out of synch" with its stated intention of overhauling telecom contracting.

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33 firms hired to work on HealthCare.gov

CGI Federal got most of the bad press, but there were a lot of chefs stirring the HealthCare.gov pot.

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Net control, IS attacks, PC prices and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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5 lessons learned from HealthCare.gov

Many of the lessons in the U.S. Digital Service's new Playbook are drawn directly from the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov.

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Hackers indicted for stealing Apache training software

Justice Department indicts four for stealing software used to train U.S. helicopter pilots, among other trade secrets.

17 hot companies to watch

From security and mobile to data management and open source, these firms are driving innovation in agency IT -- and growing their businesses in the process.

Diana Gowen: The big telecom pivot

CenturyLink's longtime public-sector leader discusses the changing market and what to expect with NS2020.

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Chunk of $450 million aimed at job training goes to cyber

Twenty-five of the 71 grant recipients announced Sept. 29 will focus their programs on cybersecurity and IT.

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FBI agents stymied by Sentinel search function

Evidence handlers, who are among the heaviest users of the FBI's online case management system, were the least satisfied, according to an IG report.

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Why large government IT projects fail

We need to end the 'conspiracy of hope' and embrace agile development as the best way to avoid fiascos on the scale of HealthCare.gov, writes Asynchrony's David Elfanbaum.

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Treasury, OMB chart path to Data Act implementation

While OMB is leading the development of data definition standards, Treasury is concentrating on data exchange standards.

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5 key IT bills still pending in Congress

Lawmakers continue to wrestle over issues related to cybersecurity, privacy and procurement reform.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!