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How CDOs are putting 'useless' data to work

Cleaning, cataloguing, counseling – it's all part of the job for agency data gurus as they seek to surface useful data for their colleagues and customers.

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VA taking free advice from tech firms on scheduling

The Veterans Affairs chief and a Virginia lawmaker applaud the public/private partnership working on fixing the troubled VA medical scheduling system.

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OMB director announces new privacy panel

OMB Director Shaun Donovan announced the creation of a new Federal Privacy Council which will be formed in 2016.

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Air Force Space Command not spending on cyber defense of weapons systems

The Air Force Space Command did not spend a penny on cybersecurity for weapons systems in the last fiscal year. Air Force CIO Lt. Gen. William Bender is trying to change that.

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DHS looking to biometrics, more shared info on VWP

DHS is proposing changes to the Visa Waiver Program that would expand the use of biometrics, the sharing of information with Interpol and modifications to existing background check databases.

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Find out online if you were an OPM breach victim

The Office of Personnel Management has launched an online portal for victims, and people who think they may be victims, of the massive data breach.

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Collaboration rules the CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge

The first batch of contest winners came from diverse agencies, and focused on the problems of coming together in IT and acquisition.

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'Agile' means different things across DHS

As the Department of Homeland Security moves to more nimble technology acquisition efforts, its various components sometimes have different ideas of what that can mean.

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Carter: Countering Islamic State online is 'very important'

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford see online response as a part of the battle against the Islamic State group.

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IRS launches online safety campaign

The IRS has launched an educational series aimed at promoting citizen cybersecurity.

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USDA tackles FITARA

The plan outlines ways the agency CIO can better control IT spending -- and delegate when necessary.

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DOD urged to go commercial

The Defense Department is being outpaced in technology development by the commercial side. Advisers say, "If you can't beat them, join them."

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