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CFPB's Ashwin Vasan: Build teams with 'a passion for doing things differently'

The CIO for the government's youngest agency says that even in start-up mode, building a culture of innovation is tricky.

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Calling all women in IT

New research highlights the untapped potential of a more gender-balanced workforce.

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Census, cyber, satellites and soccer

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Overcoming the fear of change can save our government billions

Video collaboration can bring big savings and efficiency gains, if managers get past their status-quo concerns.

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Buying agile without jumping through hoops

Agile development can be less risky than the traditional approach, but getting the best results takes flexibility and continuous involvement by government and contractor teams.

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Senate panel approves IT, cyber legislation

FITARA, FISMA updates and a cybersecurity consolidation bill now move to the full Senate, as does the nomination of Shaun Donovan to head OMB.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen echoes Rogers’ call to complete JIE

The Pentagon’s acting CIO offers some blunt talk on how best to deploy a department-wide IT platform.

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Four to six teams expected to bid on Defense health record effort

Military health care providers detailed their needs to industry in advance a decade-long multi-billion electronic health record procurement, while inside DOD an effort is underway to improve current data to pave the way for a new provider.

You can lead a horse to data . . .

The goal of a NASA lecture and lab series is to lower the point of entry for people trying to access data, and to teach them how to use it.

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IT reform, DISA telecom and OASIS SB

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Looking ahead in procurement can pay dividends for agencies

The spotlight on troubled federal IT project might loosen the purse strings a bit, suggests Capitol Solutions CEO David Taylor.

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SAIC looks to make cyber services easier to buy

A new cybersecurity consulting service bets on simplicity and automation.