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DATA Act, IT consolidation bill advance in Senate

One bill would make it easier to track federal spending; the other would continue ongoing efforts to reduce the number of data centers the government maintains.

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Automated collision prevention: On the way or out of reach?

Technology that would enable vehicles to avoid impending crashes has moved into the real-world test stage, but creation of the massive wireless communications network required to make such a system work remains a major roadblock.

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How to share information

A new report outlines 16 elements that contribute to data-sharing capability.

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We The People expands its reach

With a new API, citizens can now import petition signatures from other websites to the official White House petition site.

Stephen Warren

Congress probes whether VA violated law in job change

House committee questions timing, details of CIO Stephen Warren's recent title changes.

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Hagel to target cyber in quadrennial review

Defense Secretary: Terror threat has 'metastasized,' spreading to technologies where the U.S. previously enjoyed a strategic advantage.

Richard Spires

The rollout: What should we learn?

There are plenty of trouble spots that could have been avoided, Richard Spires argues. And they all boil down to shortfalls in program management.


NASA sets mid-November SEWP deadline

The five-year contract would be the fifth iteration of the popular IT vehicle.

Exelis Advanced Baseline Imager for NOAA GOES-R satellite

Primary instrument ready for GOES-R installation

The Advanced Baseline Imager is the new NOAA satellite's primary instrument for scanning the planet’s weather, oceans and environment.

Lisa Kazor

A world without competition

OMB's guidance for financial systems shortchanges commercial providers -- and could deny agencies a full range of choices. new website homepage

USCIS site relaunches on DHS cloud and CMS platform

Agency hopes common platform will cut costs and accelerate future development.

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Congress turns up heat on VA data breaches

The House Veterans Affairs Committee has directed six formal inquiries to VA's Office of Information and Technology since Oct. 23, totaling more than 100 questions concerning routine IT security practices.