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USMC wrestles with responsibility of owning network

Three years since taking ownership of its computer network, the Marine Corps is still playing catch up in training its acquisition personnel.

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FCC revamping comment system

FCC is finalizing a cloud-based comment system that can better handle sudden input surges and make data more readily available.

Suzanne Spaulding,  Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security.

DHS advisory council report could help NPPD

A Homeland Security Advisory Council report advocating closer coordination across infrastructure segments could boost the prospects for a reorganization of DHS' cybersecurity unit.

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White House looks to save billions on software

New guidance from top IT and acquisition leadership is pushing the government to stop double-spending and overspending on software.

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House committee wants details on DOD, DHS West Coast offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking for information on the staffing and budget levels at the two agencies' Silicon Valley offices.

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Watchdog: Defense health IT upgrade risks delays

The huge DHMSM electronic health records push could be in danger of delays, according to an inspector general report that looks at cybersecurity, training and legacy system interoperability.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Rep. Robyn Kelly (D-Ill.)

IT subcommittee seeks GAO probe on VistA upgrade

A pair of IT leaders on Capitol Hill are seeking a GAO probe of efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs homegrown health record system VistA.

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Health world leans on IT in Zika fight

Health organizations are incorporating IT plans into strategies to combat the Zika virus, to promote information sharing and track the spread of infections.

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Army eyes DCGS reforms on Capitol Hill

Lawmakers are pushing the Army to adopt more commercial products for its intelligence-sharing platform. Can DCGS-A shake its reputation of being beholden to an unwieldy acquisition system that favors incumbent contractors?

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Tech help wanted at OPM

The agency at the center of last summer's breach is officially looking for a new CIO.

Karen DeSalvo

DeSalvo makes business case for data sharing

The National Coordinator for Health IT emphasized three interdependent "drivers of success" for increased interoperability: a culture change around access to information, a business case for interoperability and the need for common standards.

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U.S. Digital Service might get 10-year lease on life

Proposed legislation would authorize USDS for a decade, but it will take some heavy lifting to push the bill through before the next president is elected.

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