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What feds can learn from the global open data effort

Many countries have been using XBRL format for government data as a national standard for years.

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How IT reform could still pass Congress this year

Precious little time is left for legislative action, but Alan Balutis explains why FITARA and other reform efforts still have a chance.

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NASA seeks input on data center consolidation strategies

The agency wants proposals for short-term and long-term fixes.

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'We've got to stop throwing Hail Marys'

In the evolving world of federal IT, revolutionary tech can help aid acquisition, but incremental change is often easier to implement.

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DOD tax problems, Microsoft training and Amazon’s cloudy cloud

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A new player in federal IT?

Capgemini Government Solutions has been around for some time, but a new CEO sees market openings.

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Labor's modernization effort hinges on Congress

Funding for the Digital Government Integrated Platform is uncertain until appropriators move a Labor Department spending bill.

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USGS shakes up earthquake maps

An updated National Seismic Hazard Map reminds that the risks extend far beyond California.

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Moving targets, Logan kiosks and industry's view of LPTA

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A $300 million IT flop

Six years and nearly $300 million later, the Social Security Administration has decided to press "reset" on its project to improve the claim processing system. Here's what happened.

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FBI plans Amazon cloud for developers

The FBI is looking for an unclassified system that conforms to the FISMA-moderate security level.

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State's passport and visa system crashes

Problems with the Consular Consolidated Database could strand thousands of people waiting for documents around the globe.