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IRS email probe awaits new software

IG finds "potential criminal activity," but the investigation is on hold pending settlement of a dispute with a vendor over software licensing rights.

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Consolidation, culture and one very big contract

David Bowen, the Defense Health Agency's director of health IT, has a seriously complex to-do list.

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Preparations for shutdown proceed apace

While Congress debates the next step in DHS funding, the department is preparing for the worst.

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Trinity returns, DCS debuts, senators back IGs and DOD metrics

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DOD may need congressional help on data centers

Acting Defense Department CIO Halvorsen told a House Armed Services subcommittee that consolidating DOD data centers could require legislation.

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Congress not getting the whole IT picture from IRS

GAO said implementation of its recommendations is "critical" to Congress getting good information from the IRS.

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How (and why) the CIA plans to expand cyber capabilities

The spy agency wants to better integrate cybersecurity into its traditional human intelligence operations.

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DHS shutdown: 'There's an opportunity cost'

While a lapse in funding would have little “immediate operational impact” on cybersecurity, the longer-term ripple effects could be serious.

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How CIOs can prep for FITARA

Former Justice Department CIO Van Hitch says it's not too early for his former colleagues to get ready to use their new authority.

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Air Force reinstates FedBid

Negotiated agreement means the reverse auction provider, suspended late last month, can resume federal business now that Chairman Ali Saadat has resigned.

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Is 85 percent of SES really above average?

GAO report questions agencies' approach to executive performance reviews.

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Why being on GAO's High Risk List is good for federal IT

By putting the government's management of IT acquisitions and operations on the High Risk List, GAO has ensured it will finally get the attention it deserves.