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McCain blasts Air Force acquisition of GPS

Arizona Republican John McCain blasted an Air Force program to acquire a next generation operating control system that is central to the service’s GPS modernization plans.

LaVerne Horton Council

Big changes coming to VA OI&T

Some 100 days into her tenure, Department of Veterans Affairs CIO LaVerne Council is reshaping one of the government's biggest civilian side IT shops.

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GSA puts its art collection online, Category management goes big and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OPM security chief: You're gonna need a bigger boat

There's a playbook for what to do when a big data breach hits, says an OPM official who learned it all the hard way.

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How FITARA helps federal CIOs straddle IT and finance roles

Being an effective CIO means mastering multiple disciplines. Four CIOs new to their posts explain the demands of the role, and how new rules strengthen the CIO's hand in federal organizations.

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Commerce seeks to widen acceptance of cyber framework

An FCC official told a telecom audience that though adherence is voluntary, it's in companies' best interest to participate in the framework.

audit paperwork

When a 'short-term' extension is a bridge too far, 3D printing at the Pentagon and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Ronald W. Pontius, Deputy to the Commanding General for U.S. Army Cyber Command and Second Army

Army experiments with cyber warfare

The Army continues to experiment with equipping its land forces with cyber capabilities, a recognition that future combat operations could increasingly have a cyber dimension.

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USPS OIG vet: Analytics can make audits help, not hurt

A wealth of data and analytics tools can help auditors better analyze agency activities -- and encourage officials to act on their recommendations.

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A big merger, a more-private and still more Clinton email questions

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Buying code with credit cards

18F is experimenting with a fast-paced reverse-auction acquisition model that could, potentially, enable agile projects to get code delivered and paid for in a week.

Rep. Darrell Issa

FITARA architect wants to run the House, new tech at FCC and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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