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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.

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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.

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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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Can culture shifts, open architecture prod defense acquisition reform?

Congress wants the Department of Defense to improve acquisition, but conflicting demands could muddle the process.

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The technology taking NASA to Mars

The space agency showcases some of its innovations, big and small.

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Top 100 contractors, flashcard apps and a DHS departure

News and notes from the federal IT community.

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Bowen: Consolidating health IT about culture, not tech

The military's planned move to a unified electronic health record means big management and organizational changes.