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33 firms hired to work on HealthCare.gov

CGI Federal got most of the bad press, but there were a lot of chefs stirring the HealthCare.gov pot.

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5 lessons learned from HealthCare.gov

Many of the lessons in the U.S. Digital Service's new Playbook are drawn directly from the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov.

Diana Gowen: The big telecom pivot

CenturyLink's longtime public-sector leader discusses the changing market and what to expect with NS2020.

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Chunk of $450 million aimed at job training goes to cyber

Twenty-five of the 71 grant recipients announced Sept. 29 will focus their programs on cybersecurity and IT.

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IG slams VA official, Palantir wins ICE contract and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

David Elfanbaum

Why large government IT projects fail

We need to end the 'conspiracy of hope' and embrace agile development as the best way to avoid fiascos on the scale of HealthCare.gov, writes Asynchrony's David Elfanbaum.

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Treasury, OMB chart path to Data Act implementation

While OMB is leading the development of data definition standards, Treasury is concentrating on data exchange standards.

Eric Holder

Eric Holder’s IT legacy

The departing attorney general had no direct responsibility for information technology at DOJ, but the department dealt with multiple crises during his tenure, with mixed results.

André Mendes

BBG embracing the open office

The Broadcasting Board of Governors is moving into a historic building, but choosing collaboration and flexibility over traditional offices and cubicles.

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GAO rejects SRA FedRAMP protest

SRA International's protest of an HHS cloud contract failed because the firm did not document its qualification for an authority to operate under FedRAMP.

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The skinny on the White House's new open-government initiatives

The latest plan sets a timeline for implementing an open-source software policy by the end of 2015, among other goals.

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Who will be the next U.S. CIO?

There are plenty of candidates to replace Steve VanRoekel, but the ultimate pick might depend on what role the new federal CIO will be expected to play.