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Much to learn they still have

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi’s "Jedi Council" is assisting the development of new technology at the agency, then explaining how to use it.

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OPM terminating USIS background-check contract

Firm confirms that key contract will expire Sept. 30.

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DOD Deputy CIO: 'Cybersecurity should vary by mission'

Richard Hale says everyone playing by one set of rules inhibits innovation, including migration to a cloud and development of a mobile environment.

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IT chiefs shouldn't fear the dark side

IT undergrounds can create problems, but managers should leverage such networks to find and address gaps in their systems.

IRS, CMS on track to meet health law deadlines, officials say

With open enrollment and tax season approaching, senior officials say IT systems will be ready to support insurance shoppers and tax filers.

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Taking more risks for better tech

Four months after being sworn in as undersecretary in charge of DHS’s Science and Technology Directorate, Reginald Brothers told lawmakers his team is getting better at coordinating R&D.

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Desperately seeking better citizen service

A new study from the Partnership for Public Service urges government to engage with tech giants and revisit old laws in an effort to improve customer service.

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Continuous monitoring dashboard contract not a done deal

RSA is one of the finalists for DHS' continuous diagnostics and mitigation dashboard, but sources say the selection process is still underway.

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Millennial fever: Coming, going and succeeding

Being able to manage the churn that arises from millennials moving in and out of the workforce will be crucial to building an innovative federal IT culture.

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The critical role CIOs play in e-discovery

CIOs might initially feel out of place in the world of e-discovery, but their information expertise is essential to the process, writes Recommind's Phil Favro.

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DHS picks RSA Archer for CDM dashboard

The dashboard is designed to allow federal agencies to collect data and export customized reports.

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Security clearances, contractor oversight, NATO cyber and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.