Policy


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House bill would ease 'meaningful use' provisions on EHRs

Doctors and hospitals are increasingly pushing back against the government’s schedule for adoption of electronic health records.

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Sharpe explains what's in the hallways

The head of the Federal Acquisition Service says “category hallways” will be beacons to federal buyers and suppliers looking for ways to manage the procurement process.

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Venture capital, lame ducks, crime maps and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Uncle Sam's List goes public

The formerly feds-only project is a one-stop shop for agencies to find and buy shared services.

Trust issues

Although tools to combat insider threats are maturing, DOD and the intelligence community know that technology is just part of the solution.

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Cloud computing under siege

Why advocates of data localization are missing the real security risks.

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Time to kill 'the cloud'

The technology itself is transformative, but Michael Garland argues that the term creates problems and confusion.

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'You need to talk in terms of operational impact'

Tales from the trenches about why it's so hard to get buy-in for cyber and other IT initiatives.

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Earmarks by another name

Legislators have a new way of targeting spending that could bring benefits and burdens for agencies.

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A framework for knotty global Internet problems

A think tank wants to separate technical architecture from issues of high policy to smooth cross-border Internet conflicts.

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Sole-source woes, Silk Road security flaws and more nominations

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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The critical role CIOs play in e-discovery

CIOs might initially feel out of place in the world of e-discovery, but their information expertise is essential to the process, writes Recommind's Phil Favro.