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David Williams, IG of the Postal Service.

For IG, the future is now at USPS

Inspector General David Williams takes a broad view of his role at the perennially cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service, including the development of new technologies and revenue streams.

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No on FITARA, yes on wearable gear, maybe on JSF software

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Leaked docs show spyware used to snoop on U.S. computers

ProPublica's report on software created by the controversial U.K.-based Gamma Group International provides yet another reminder of rapidly evolving cyber threats.

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Army hits reset button on intelligence-sharing system

The next phase of the $5 billion Distributed Common Ground System will likely be open to bidders in fiscal 2016.

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The story behind DOT's cyber makeover

CIO Richard McKinney says it started with the realization that staff considered cybersecurity measures to be "inconvenient."

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We're the government. Trust us.

As more citizen services move online, agencies are struggling to strike a balance between convenience and security with online identity proofing.

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Airport innovations, MonsterMind and a $300M Air Force contract

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Terry Halvorsen

JIE comes into focus under Halvorsen

After three months on the job, acting DOD CIO Terry Halvorsen is putting his stamp on leading Defense IT projects.

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What Roat's move to DOT means for FedRAMP

Bottlenecks remain a concern, but observers expect a smooth transition.

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HHS releases first RFP under Buyers Club

Procurement adviser Mark Naggar hopes the solicitation will become a model for innovative acquisition.

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Standardizing complaints, sharing cyber info and tracking Ebola

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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TechFAR, Digital Playbook get tentative thumbs up

The new tools are a first step, but critics still contend that federal acquisition rules are outdated when it comes to buying IT.