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Dell, BlackBerry share strategies for pursuing DOD clients

Despite lower than normal turnout, Pentagon Tech Day offers industry pulse.

Frank Kendall

DOD acquisition reform focused on people, not processes

Undersecretary Frank Kendall sees cultural change taking root among the Pentagon's 150,000-strong acquisition workforce.

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Rising Star nominations: Time is running out!

You have until July 15 to ensure that up-and-comers get the recognition they deserve.

Richard McKinney

DOT CIO on cyber, shared services and 'technology that is changing constantly'

Transportation Department CIO Richard McKinney says striking a balance between centralized and decentralized IT is one of his greatest challenges.

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A new face, renewed vision at GSA policy office

Christine Harada has two distinct focuses for what she wants to achieve at the Office of Governmentwide Policy.

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Cyber shapes defense spending, privacy board reports on surveillance

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IT and disability: A symbiotic pair

There is no silver bullet for decreasing the rampant unemployment for people with disabilities, but both assistive technology and IT jobs afford the most promise to a static problem.

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Obama's pick to lead the VA led a private-sector digital revolution

As CEO of Procter & Gamble, Bob McDonald worked to transform marketing and operations using technology, and to create digital literacy standards within the executive ranks.

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How FITARA can fix the federal government's IT problem

Empowering a much smaller set of CIOs would set the stage for agency innovation.

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Trent Janda: Making electronic medical records a reality

The Coast Guard is poised to begin deploying its Integrated Health Information System, thanks in large part to the drive of the service's chief medical information officer.

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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Senior DHS official weighs in on cyber legislation

Larry Zelvin, director of the National Cyber and Communications Integration Center, says DHS needs more clarity on its role in scanning other agencies’ networks for cyber threats.