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NSA CTO's moonlighting gig ends

Former NSA Director Keith Alexander drops collaboration with CTO Patrick Dowd after conflict-of-interest questions arise.

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FTC's newest techie, a NOAA staffer indictment and more bad news for USIS

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Workforce, infrastructure and avoiding future crashes: Q&A with Greg Ambrose

FCW sat down recently for an exclusive interview with Greg Ambrose, the State Department's director of consular systems and technology, who talked about how his office is trying to prevent a repeat of the malfunction its visa and passport database experienced July 20.

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Understanding State's big database crash: Q&A with Greg Ambrose

FCW's exclusive interview with Greg Ambrose, the State Department’s director of consular systems and technology, who talked about how his office is trying to prevent a repeat of this summer's visa and passport database malfunction.

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A NASA nominee, NWS data and more robot boats

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IT contracts' (gentle) squeeze, a new spending site, NSA ties and Pistole retires

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The government 'transformation queen'

HUD’s Tarrazzia Martin was one of the first 100 employees at the Department of Homeland Security.

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New program manager of DCGS-A hopes for strong start

Col. Robert Collins says close feedback from industry and soldiers can help improve a program that has struggled with inefficiencies.

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IGs and cloud, smartphones and predators, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What we've got here is failure to communicate ...

At EA 2014, enterprise architects from across government grappled with the challenge of getting outsiders to understand what they do.

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VA moving to fire embattled procurement official

Susan Taylor would be the first senior executive removed under expedited procedures enacted earlier this year.