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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."

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Treasury Secretary warns of cyber threats to financial sector

Jacob Lew says cyber defense "will be a central test for all of us going forward."

Leon Rodriguez being sworn in as USCIS Director.

CIS: Help is on the way for OIT

Citizenship and Immigration Service’s Office of Information Technology has a chief of staff candidate in the hiring pipeline and expects to fill two other key spots by October.

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Gibson: VA pursuing schedule fix on multiple tracks

The VA hopes to have a quick patch for scheduling software in place as it pursues a new system.

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FCC's crash, American Systems' new CEO and Los Alamos' latest app

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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How IT and accounting can play nice

Financial shared services and Data Act compliance will drive more CIO/CFO collaboration. Here's how it should work.