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VA IT problems, HealthCare.gov successes, a Senate surveillance bill and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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HHS adds four more 'Entrepreneurs in Residence'

The latest participants in the department's tech development program were matched with teams of HHS employees to work for a year on "high risk high reward projects."

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VA misses targets for fixing IT security risks

VA's top tech official says he is balancing risks while trying to keep the department's online services open for business.

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NASA rethinks contract awards under latest SEWP iteration

Responding to multiple protests, NASA said that until "corrective action is complete, any awarded SEWP V contracts remain suspended."

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Bridging the skills gap one vet at a time

Companies are helping veterans transition to careers in big data, enterprise architecture and other fast-growing IT fields -- and getting well-trained employees in the process.

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Former DHS official: Response to USIS hack could have been better coordinated

A former DHS official, 10 days removed from the job, details what went down and why. Meanwhile, U.S. CERT Director Ann Barron-DiCamillo calls for more cyber hygiene in wake of USIS hack.

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DHS inks temporary myE-Verify contract

The myE-Verify application will allow workers to check the information on their I-9s to see if the E-Verify system would confirm their eligibility.

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IG: DOD lacks quality management approach

The Defense Department lacks an overarching policy to consistently apply quality management system requirements, according to a Pentagon inspector general report.

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Why agencies are drowning in data

An industry-sponsored report suggests that feds could leverage information governance to great effect.

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OGIS' Miriam Nisbet heads for the exits

After five years on the job, the founding director of the Office of Government Information Services believes that a deeper understanding and acceptance of FOIA is seeping into the federal government.

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The future of FedRAMP

The General Services Administration's Matthew Goodrich predicts more agency-driven authorizations and previews a new two-year road map.

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Verizon gets ATO for federal enterprise cloud services

Verizon’s Enterprise Cloud: Federal Edition joins a relatively small but growing pool of ATO-approved cloud service providers.