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18F hackathon aims to involve more women in civic tech

GSA's innovation hub hosts training day and coding collaboration geared toward women in technology.

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Contractors struggle with 'patchwork' of cybersecurity regulations

The hack of USIS, and OPM's subsequent decision not to renew the background-check firm's contracts, has cast new light on government-contractor relations. Some legal experts believe the protocols for reporting data breaches are a tangled web.

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Maybe it's the managers who need training

The Presidential Management Fellows program aims to train the agency leaders of tomorrow and is expanding its STEM efforts. But many of the fellows say the program is falling short.

Michael Rogers

Cyber recruiting, a notable election loss, NetCents setbacks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Passing the gavels on Capitol Hill

Key oversight chairmanships will shift in the next Congress, thanks to Republicans' Senate wins and House GOP rules.

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How to rebound from a large-scale IT failure

A HealthCare.gov gears up again for open enrollment, there are lessons to be learned for future system roll-outs.

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Rung looks to procurement workforce, collaboration

Specific proposals on hiring will be forthcoming soon, says the Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator.

Subra Kumaraswamy

How to launch a successful API initiative

IT professionals can create security and access models that transform APIs from unwieldy legacy apps to self-defending services.

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Accenture 'confident' about open enrollment

The firm does not expect a repeat of the problems that plagued the HealthCare.gov website a year ago but acknowledges that challenges lie ahead.

Surface Pro is OK, program inventories are not, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Brian Gagnon and Audrey Mickahail_CEB

Building top-notch information security teams

High-performing security teams look very different today than they did a decade ago, but too many agencies have paid insufficient attention to attracting and developing the right talent.

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In search of cyber pros (and other IT rock stars)

FCW Editor-in-Chief Troy Schneider shares five points to remember when submitting nominations for the 2015 Federal 100 awards.