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Navy leaders try to speed IT acquisition by reinterpreting the FAR

It takes at least six months to get from RFP to a contract award, and "six months is a lifetime when it comes to security," says the Navy's Victor Gavin.

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Budget forecasts, campaign apps and congressional data centers

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Picking up the open-gov torch

Obama administration officials are confident a solid foundation and a new team will support open-government plans even after the departure of two key leaders.

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Why agency IGs are more bark than bite

The obstacles are many, but the Open Standard's Matt Rosenberg argues that database innovations could help build public awareness of IGs' vital work.

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Red tape holding back hiring at U.S. Digital Service

Deputy Federal CIO Mikey Dickerson says senior leaders need to get better about understanding technology to improve outcomes on large scale IT projects.

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USCIS looks to the cloud for E-Verify

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is considering shifting data processing for the employee verification system to the cloud while maintaining the public-facing Web presence.

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18F to launch consulting group and project dashboard

The consulting service arose from the ongoing challenge of being called in to fix IT projects long after they were funded, scoped and set in motion.

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Shared services for mapping and a GSA promotion

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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New cyber doctrine shows more offense, transparency

The Pentagon has outlined a military strategy that goes beyond previous doctrine in its focus on offensive cyber operations.

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DHS sketches the tech future

The department's Science and Technology Directorate aims for seamless cybersecurity infrastructure as part of its long-term plan for technological development.

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Szykman's new job, plus facial recognition and Air Force satellites plans

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NGA releases unclassified mapping tool for Ebola relief

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency wants to support Ebola relief with a customizable mapping tool.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

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