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TSA looks to cloud providers for disaster recovery

The move is part of a broader plan to move the DHS component to virtual services.

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House bill seeks to reform DHS buying habits

The measure also would make DHS' CIO the lead technical authority for that agency's IT acquisition programs.

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VA is acquiring new scheduling IT, says CIO

An acquisition is in the works to replace VA’s troubled scheduling software with a commercial system.

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The myth of the telework gender gap

New data has destroyed the notion that teleworking is the nearly exclusive province of women with small children.

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FedRAMP deadline a soft one

Neither the GSA nor OMB is taking a hard stance on compliance with cloud-security guidelines, at least for the time being.

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Amazon takes up HealthCare.gov role

Adding AWS as a subcontractor is one piece of the plan to overhaul HealthCare.gov before the next open enrollment period.

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NTIA spectrum update, VA's wait-time audit, CAMEO task orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IT near top of human capital woes

Federal chief human capital officers told a GAO forum that agencies could be missing cost savings by not coordinating on HR IT.

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NIST updates monitoring authorization process

The latest guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology follows on a November 2013 risk-management framework from OMB.

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House and Senate VA bills put senior execs on notice

Legislation is in motion to give the VA more authority to fire senior executives, but is that the best solution to the agency's woes?

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CIS girds for first wave of deferred deportation renewals

The first deadline for renewing applications in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is September, and agency officials are confident CIS's IT infrastructure can handle the rush.

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Fixing VA tech, touting tourism data and upgrading from GPS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.