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CBP stops background checks to wait for PII upgrades

The DHS agency filed justifications for changes to blanket purchase agreements with a handful of IT systems providers.

Dr. Reginald Brothers

DHS to embed researchers 'on the ground'

The Science and Technology Directorate will deploy research personnel to DHS components to get a better grip on agency IT needs.

Dan Tangherlini

Tangherlini: 'Rome wasn't burnt in a day'

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini remains effusive about the problem-solving potential of government.

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Hamm new FedSIM director

Chris Hamm will assume the duties of the retiring Steve Viar, who has headed GSA's Federal Systems Integration and Management center since 2010.

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Navy leaders try to speed IT acquisition by reinterpreting the FAR

It takes at least six months to get from RFP to a contract award, and "six months is a lifetime when it comes to security," says the Navy's Victor Gavin.

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Picking up the open-gov torch

Obama administration officials are confident a solid foundation and a new team will support open-government plans even after the departure of two key leaders.

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Why agency IGs are more bark than bite

The obstacles are many, but the Open Standard's Matt Rosenberg argues that database innovations could help build public awareness of IGs' vital work.

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Red tape holding back hiring at U.S. Digital Service

Deputy Federal CIO Mikey Dickerson says senior leaders need to get better about understanding technology to improve outcomes on large scale IT projects.

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18F to launch consulting group and project dashboard

The consulting service arose from the ongoing challenge of being called in to fix IT projects long after they were funded, scoped and set in motion.

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Survey: Feds like their jobs and their bosses, not too sure about senior leaders

OPM's annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey found that most federal employees still find their work to be important, even if many critics do not.

James Tunnessen

At CIS, they DID(IT)

James Tunnessen has instilled a sense of urgency in the IT team as head of digital innovation and development at Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Cloud standards, SEWP protests and NGA gamification

News and notes from around the federal IT community.