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Fixing IT

Can IT procurement be saved?

The problems with large federal IT projects are deep, broad and mostly immune to quick fixes. So what's to be done?

question mark made of dollar

Frustration mounting over budget uncertainty

Pentagon officials, legislators trade blame over lack of fiscal clarity.

Illustration of the legislative process from beta.congress.gov

Congress gets a new Internet home

After months of beta testing, the successor to Thomas.gov is about to go live.

GAO

9 keys to avoiding another HealthCare.gov

Testimony from GAO's Powner on best practices for IT spending.

NIST image of eye for iris scan

After 17 years, still no biometric exit system

Falling costs might make a mandate from 1996 easier to fulfill.

Eric Shinseki

VA stymied in trying to provide responses to Congress

The VA's inspector general has rejected the department secretary's plan to provide answers to long-outstanding questions.

US Capitol

DATA Act, IT consolidation bill advance in Senate

One bill would make it easier to track federal spending; the other would continue ongoing efforts to reduce the number of data centers the government maintains.

Washington Navy Yard

Senate bill calls for more frequent clearance re-checks

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis might have lost his clearance under measures outlined in new legislation, supporters claim.

Katherine Archuleta

Archuleta confirmed to head OPM

The vote for what is normally an uncontroversial position was unusually partisan.

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NSA chief pushes back against legislative limits on data collection

Gen. Keith Alexander denies that spying efforts have gone too far.

health data

Sebelius takes responsibility for Obamacare system failures

Under scrutiny from lawmaker, the HHS secretary answers some key questions, but others remain open.

pen and contract

ELC attendees split on FITARA

Whether the latest proposed acquisition reform bill is a boon or bane depends on whom you ask.