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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.

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The new tools are a first step, but critics still contend that federal acquisition rules are outdated when it comes to buying IT.

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Imitation is flattery: BlackBerry, Samsung emulate strategies to lure DOD clients

BlackBerry is still the incumbent in a sensitive market, but Samsung has invested in security to try to turn the tables.

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Analytics could drive the future of VistA

The next generation of VA's electronic health record should see benefits from agency advances in predictive analytics.

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OMB launches digital services team to guide IT projects

The team will be headed by Mikey Dickerson, a former Google engineer who served on the team that helped fix HealthCare.gov.

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The IC wants a peek at the future of your brain

An IARPA RFI seeks answers on what brain structures could be used to determine future job performance.

Paul Rosenzweig

American privacy values vs. European perceptions

As law enforcement and intelligence agencies struggle to balance security against civil liberties, it's important to distinguish caricature from reality.