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Gerry Connolly: FITARA's force multiplier

For two decades, Eagle award winner Rep. Gerry Connolly has focused on IT, agency employees and the companies that partner with government.

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SEWP winners and cyber legislation

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Rep. Darrell Issa

Data transparency, a chief digital officer, Pentagon phishing and more

News and notes from around 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's defense acquisition bill: 'not enough ... but it's a start'

House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry, who championed defense acquisition reform before it was cool, said he has compiled more than 1,000 suggested changes.

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Environmental datasets, reverse auction legislation and military email

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cyber commander wants more offense

National Security Agency Director Adm. Michael Rogers calls for more offense, while Sen. John McCain blasts the administration for lack of effective deterrence.

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Congress looks for interagency coordination on drones

Lawmakers are considering putting DHS in charge of an interagency task force on drone security.

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Regulators seek more authority in data breach bill

FTC officials fear draft House legislation might be too narrow to fix the problem.

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McCaul readies cyber bill with added liability protections

The Homeland Security Committee chairman said the White House's proposal does not do enough to alleviate private-sector liability concerns.

Shaun Donovan

Donovan to Congress: Data Act implementation isn't free

The OMB director also asked House appropriators to boost funding for the U.S. Digital Service.

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Senate looks at interoperability for electronic health records

Experts tell committee that business models, not technology, are the main obstacle to better sharing across systems.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.