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8 mobile trends for 2015

A major trend is cost, says a DMI survey. If agencies continue using three or four devices per employee, the total price of ownership is going to get prohibitive.

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OFPP set for new IT acquisition initiatives

Anne Rung says category management memo was a good start, but more changes are coming.

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DHS funded, finally -- plus data fusion and a Networx extension

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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ICITE faces 'cultural resistance'

Former Acting DIA Director David Shedd said an IC-wide IT platform faces bureaucratic resistance, the same day that DNI James Clapper said the platform was key to promoting intelligence integration.

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VA misused $92.5 million on software, IG says

Money was used from non-IT accounts to pay for the Health Care Claims Processing System.

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Preparations for shutdown proceed apace

While Congress debates the next step in DHS funding, the department is preparing for the worst.

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Cyber gets a boost in VA budget request

The department is seeking an increase in information security spending from $156 million in 2015 to $180.3 million for 2016.

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'What's the problem we're trying to fix?'

NTIA still faces headwinds in Congress about Internet domain control.

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DHS shutdown: 'There's an opportunity cost'

While a lapse in funding would have little “immediate operational impact” on cybersecurity, the longer-term ripple effects could be serious.

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How CIOs can prep for FITARA

Former Justice Department CIO Van Hitch says it's not too early for his former colleagues to get ready to use their new authority.

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VISTA-based solution eliminated from DoD health record procurement

VA CIO Steph Warren was "disappointed" that a VISTA solution would not prevail at the Pentagon.

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Air Force reinstates FedBid

Negotiated agreement means the reverse auction provider, suspended late last month, can resume federal business now that Chairman Ali Saadat has resigned.