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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.

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FITARA in the Senate, Eagle II protests, NASA access controls and more

News and notes from the federal IT community.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) at a July 2012 joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee for Veterans Affairs (DOD Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

Thornberry welcomes data, stresses human factor in acquisition reform

Texas Republican leading reform effort says Pentagon Undersecretary Frank Kendall’s office will need help to tackle the issue of acquisition workforce training.

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House Intel chairman upbeat on cyber legislation

Rep. Mike Rogers says a better public understanding of cyber issues in the wake of the Snowden leaks would help push information-sharing proposals forward.

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The Internet of government things

U.S. CTO Todd Park and GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini peg the Internet of things as a tool that could revolutionize the way government delivers services.

Shaun Donovan at his June 11 confirmation hearing for the role of OMB director.

Donovan talks up management in OMB confirmation hearing

Senators tell nominee that Sylvia Burwell will be a tough act to follow as director.

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House bill seeks to reform DHS buying habits

The measure also would make DHS' CIO the lead technical authority for that agency's IT acquisition programs.

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Senior White House official talks cyber goals, legislative outlook

In a Q&A with FCW , Ari Schwartz, senior director for cybersecurity at the White House, talks about whether legislation can reinforce and complement White House cyber-policy goals.

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Cybersecurity a top priority in Senate appropriations bill

While DHS takes the lead on civilian-side cybersecurity, Senate appropriators are backing a menu of related initiatives at Commerce and Justice.

A brief history of open data

From eight simple principles to today's vast ecosystem, here's what's happening -- and how to take full advantage.

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House and Senate VA bills put senior execs on notice

Legislation is in motion to give the VA more authority to fire senior executives, but is that the best solution to the agency's woes?

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!