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TechAmerica questions GSA telecom effort

The tech industry group said GSA's announced plans for NS2020 are "out of synch" with its stated intention of overhauling telecom contracting.

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IG slams VA official, Palantir wins ICE contract and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

David Elfanbaum

Why large government IT projects fail

We need to end the 'conspiracy of hope' and embrace agile development as the best way to avoid fiascos on the scale of HealthCare.gov, writes Asynchrony's David Elfanbaum.

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Treasury, OMB chart path to Data Act implementation

While OMB is leading the development of data definition standards, Treasury is concentrating on data exchange standards.

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5 key IT bills still pending in Congress

Lawmakers continue to wrestle over issues related to cybersecurity, privacy and procurement reform.

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GAO rejects SRA FedRAMP protest

SRA International's protest of an HHS cloud contract failed because the firm did not document its qualification for an authority to operate under FedRAMP.

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The skinny on the White House's new open-government initiatives

The latest plan sets a timeline for implementing an open-source software policy by the end of 2015, among other goals.

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DOD health agency embraces data standardization

The Pentagon's health record procurement is part of a push to standardize processes across the military.

Michael Hettinger

Hettinger out at TechAmerica

Less than a year after he arrived to calm the roiled waters at the tech industry association, Mike Hettinger has been dismissed as head of the group's public-sector practice.

Richard Spires

Online privacy: It's time for a new security paradigm

Trust management enforces granular privacy, security and organizational policies for gathering and protecting personally identifiable information.

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St. Elizabeth's campus again at issue on Capitol Hill

Members of the House and Senate disagree over whether the DHS consolidation is serving the best interests of taxpayers or the department.

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Bill targets visa waiver loophole

Bipartisan legislation would give DHS the authority to suspend participation in the Visa Waiver program for any country that fails to provide information related to terror threats.