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Joe Jordan

'We've got to stop throwing Hail Marys'

In the evolving world of federal IT, revolutionary tech can help aid acquisition, but incremental change is often easier to implement.

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A new player in federal IT?

Capgemini Government Solutions has been around for some time, but a new CEO sees market openings.

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OFPP nominee lays out agenda

Anne Rung told senators at her confirmation hearing that she hopes to create areas of specialization for acquisition officials.

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'Our goal is to eliminate you as an agency'

Senators grill a little-known Commerce Department agency on whether it's a redundant repository for reports and a middleman for agencies seeking to avoid complicated acquisition rules.

Darlene Costello

DOD stresses testing, evaluation improvements

Officials tout Better Buying Power 2.0 as a catalyst for defense acquisition reform.

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FTC wants to stretch regulatory arm in big data

FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen says the key to using big data is understanding its limits and “emphasizing the need for human judgment.”

Gene Dodaro

GAO: Q&A with Gene Dodaro

Richard Cohen recently sat down with Gene Dodaro to discuss his experiences in working with the GAO.

Robert McDonald

Nominee promises digital answers to VA problems

The Obama administration’s attempt to turn the page at the Veterans Affairs Department moved to Congress with the confirmation hearing of Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald.

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Former Navy secretary calls for minimalist approach to IT security

Richard Danzig argues that the U.S. government should "forsake some efficiencies" in the pursuit of security.

Steve Goodrich

3 ways to get more out of the Data Act

An expert in government management and transformation argues more is required of Congress and agencies alike.

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Security checks, Moore's law, spectrum sharing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Karen DeSalvo

DeSalvo: Time for the heavy lifting on health record interoperability

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is pushing for a road map "specific enough that people will know what they're supposed to do when."