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CTO Todd Park

One man's 'detailed knowledge'...

Former CTO Todd Park told a House subcommittee that he didn't manage HealthCare.gov before its ill-fated launch.

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Can mobility trump bureaucracy at DOD?

Randall Conway, director of C4 and information infrastructure in the DOD CIO office, says the Pentagon has no choice but to embrace commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices.

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Federal cloud spending projected to soar -- just not quite yet

Deltek's latest report forecasts a sharp increase in cloud investments by FY 2019, but lingering concerns will likely hinder spending until FY 2016.

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DHS audit, S&T website and smartphone encryption

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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State Department tech sputters back to life

Employees at Foggy Bottom can now send and receive external emails, something they could not do Nov. 17, but still cannot access the Internet.

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Using IT to address the federal talent shortage

Better systems and talent science can help agencies fill vacancies faster -- and avoid making the wrong hires.

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A bold approach to transforming IT acquisition

Without a future vision and an appetite for risk, reforms lead down a rabbit hole. There is a better way.

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State Department shuts down unclassified email network

A breach at the State Department reportedly occurred in early October, around the same time as an attack on the White House's unclassified computer network.

Chuck Hagel

Hagel outlines DOD 'innovation initiative'

Invoking the ascendance of Russia and China, and the leveling of the technological playing field, the defense secretary calls for smarter R&D in tight fiscal times.

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HHS adds four more 'Entrepreneurs in Residence'

The latest participants in the department's tech development program were matched with teams of HHS employees to work for a year on "high risk high reward projects."

Stephen Warren

VA misses targets for fixing IT security risks

VA's top tech official says he is balancing risks while trying to keep the department's online services open for business.

Patrick Donahoe_USPS

USPS retirement, HHS cyber conference and NATO cyber defense

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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