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Clearing the health-records hurdle

Big changes are needed before electronic health records play a major part in stopping epidemics, experts say.

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DISA's new unit aims to take pressure off Cyber Command

A new joint force cyber unit will relieve Cyber Command of some of its organizational duties and help identify vulnerabilities on military networks.

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CentCom hacked, GSA dinged and big data's cyber power

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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SEWP IV changes coming as SEWP V emerges

A fee decrease is among the changes taking place for the outgoing SEWP IV vehicle.

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Working around OASIS' lack of BPAs

Federal customers can't use a blanket purchase agreement with OASIS, but they can use task orders to accomplish the same thing.

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IG says Border Patrol drones not effective

CBP leadership contends that the inspector general’s criticism is too simplistic a way to look at the efficacy of border technology.

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Why Congress should look back before charging ahead

FITARA has the potential to force real change, Alan Balutis writes -- but not if legislators take their eyes off the ball on implementation.

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FCC complaint portal, KeyPoint inquiry and a child-porn sentencing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The measure of all things

A Commerce Department advisory council hopes to quantify innovation and measure the effectiveness of incubators and federal grants.

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Feds' procurement shortcomings a threat to industry

Bob Davis argues that the lack of a strong federal procurement workforce is not just a government problem -- and it’s time for industry to get involved in solving it.

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FBI wants cyber sleuths with some muscle

The bureau’s cybersecurity job requirements require applicants to complete a stiff physical fitness test, even though most of their time will likely be spent behind a desk.

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What private-sector CIOs are saying

A new survey explores industry CIOs' frustrations, ambitions and compensation.