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Jason Chaffetz

Chaffetz seeks new tone on Oversight panel, but old disputes remain

The new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee extends an olive branch to the minority, but keeps subpoena power for himself.

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'Less RFPs and more APIs'

U.S. CTO Megan Smith said there is no reason government can’t match the private sector in customer service.

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NGA to merge CIO and IT services

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency reorganization is an effort to bolster IC ITE, an ambitious IC-wide IT architecture.

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New spectrum chief and a Coast Guard cyber plan

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Goodrich: 'FedRAMP high' baseline coming soon

Draft baseline to be released for public comment on Jan. 27.

Kymm McCabe

McCabe to step down as head of ASI Government

Transition to take place Feb. 14; work on Acquisition of the Future to continue.

Mary Davie, GSA

Category management will live on at GSA

People who work with GSA are confident that others who share Dan Tangherlini's reform instincts will keep the efforts running after his departure.

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Health IT office CIO, USDS hiring, chip-and-PIN cards and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman's take on what's next for federal IT

A year removed from GSA, Casey Coleman reflects on the latest trends -- and on how her agency-CIO perspective informs her work today with AT&T Government Solutions.

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CMS head Tavenner, who presided over rocky HealthCare.gov launch, steps down

Marilyn Tavenner was thrust into the spotlight after the ill-fated launch of HealthCare.gov in October 2013, and she was among the officials called on by Congress to explain the massive IT failure.

'You just move that rock a little at a time'

Women from a wide range of federal roles discuss what it really takes to lead in IT.

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'We have to stop scaring women out of IT'

Actively recruiting more women into the tech workforce is crucial, senior federal IT leaders say.