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VA set to test new-look health record interface

VA's pending system helps solve the agency's internal interoperability problems, while extending data to the DoD.

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Scott tells agency CIOs to speed up security measures

The federal CIO's message to agency IT officials doesn't mention the OPM breach, but it certainly conveys a sense of urgency.

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Going big on Data Act implementation

Senior leadership's message is clear that a half-hearted effort at tracking government spending data just won't cut it.

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Mobile pushes changes in biometric identifiers

Evolving biometrics should be more difficult to spoof, but they present challenges for accuracy and privacy.

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Integrated acquisition, agile procurement and defense tech spending

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IGs want computer-matching rules eased

Restrictions on accessing records across agencies are hamstringing government watchdogs -- but there's hope for a change.

Senators Angus King (Maine) and Mark Warner (Virginia)

Senators: End sequester to pay for cybersecurity

OPM's fiscal 2016 request of $272 million includes $21 million for finishing network upgrades begun in fiscal 2014.

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How flexible should FITARA be?

The federal CIO told House watchdogs that IT reform would be implemented with strict oversight, but there are already rumblings inside agencies about possible exceptions.

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Ground rules for improving federal cybersecurity

In today’s complex cybersecurity environment, these three elements form the foundation of agencies’ ability to defend networks and data.

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Knowledge transfer through discovery

Rules and data are relatively easy to share, but capturing an organization's deep, experience-based knowledge requires special effort.

Richard Spires

Spires: Some agencies will struggle with FITARA implementation

The former DHS CIO will tell Congress how experienced government and industry IT hands can support the new acquisition legislation.

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Execs think their networks are safe (they’re not)

New survey shows that CEOs, CIOs and CISOs might have the wrong idea about how secure their networks really are.