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David Shedd_DIA

New No. 1 at DIA, No. 2 at NNSA, missing emails and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What keeps DARPA up at night?

The Internet of Things presents a challenge for both personal and national security, says DARPA's Randy Garrett.

Mark Borkowski (Image: C-SPAN)

DHS's Borkowski: Acquisition officials must get tougher with industry

Customs and Border Protection assistant commissioner offers straight talk on costs, performance of contracts.

Trey Hodgkins

Clock is running out on procurement reform

Information Technology Industry Council officials are "not optimistic" lawmakers will act on acquisition changes before the end of the 113th Congress.

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Researchers question the security of sat-com, USB tech

Papers to be presented at the Black Hat conference this week will suggest greater vulnerabilities than previously thought in two key data-transfer tools.

Frank Kendall

Kendall: Keep it simple on acquisition reform

Top Pentagon acquisition official says Better Buying Power 3.0 will come in 2-3 months.

Ash Darren

For NRC’s Ash, information comes before technology

Nuclear Regulatory Commission CIO Darren Ash has some definite views on how technology can change government.

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi (Photo by Zaid Hamid)

Sonny Hashmi's 9 principles for GSA IT

The General Services Administration's CIO outlines his agency's commitment to the cloud and open source technology -- and gets positive private-sector reviews.

John Brennan

Appel leads JIE, Brennan apologizes, IG dings NOAA and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

Rung closer to confirmation, 18F commits to open source and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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.