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Robert McDonald

Nominee promises digital answers to VA problems

The Obama administration’s attempt to turn the page at the Veterans Affairs Department moved to Congress with the confirmation hearing of Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald.

Steve Goodrich

3 ways to get more out of the Data Act

An expert in government management and transformation argues more is required of Congress and agencies alike.

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Security checks, Moore's law, spectrum sharing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Senate would trim president's defense IT budget by $500M

Lawmakers said the lower funding level “will help prioritize and better target non-cybersecurity IT investments in an era of fiscal constraint.”

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Is there a future for the General Schedule?

Reforming the civil service would be a heavy lift, but members of Congress have little patience for the status quo.

Frank Kendall

DOD acquisition reform focused on people, not processes

Undersecretary Frank Kendall sees cultural change taking root among the Pentagon's 150,000-strong acquisition workforce.

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Senate panel slams canceled Air Force IT program

A report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations blasted the Air Force’s “cultural resistance to change.”

DOD and climate, Anonymous threats, cyber NATO and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Senate panel approves IT, cyber legislation

FITARA, FISMA updates and a cybersecurity consolidation bill now move to the full Senate, as does the nomination of Shaun Donovan to head OMB.

Elizabeth McGrath

Can culture shifts, open architecture prod defense acquisition reform?

Congress wants the Department of Defense to improve acquisition, but conflicting demands could muddle the process.

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IT reform, DISA telecom and OASIS SB

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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HealthCare.gov report, cloud working groups at NIST, DynCorp wins again and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.