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VA's troubled IT is a campaign trail topic

Technology issues don't play a prominent role in the presidential campaign, but some Democratic candidates are exploring one key issue in their Veterans Day messages.

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For the future to work, tech needs to bare all

Open-source systems and open windows onto those systems will be the keys to a future in which citizens trust and engage with Internet-connected devices everywhere.

Commerce launches data start-up, SEA names interim leader and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA mulls new cloud acquisition vehicle

The General Services Administration wants to home in on the needs of federal cloud customers as it considers replacing soon-to-expire blanket purchase agreements.

Admiral Michael Rogers speaking at George Washington University on May 11, 2015.

NSA chief says agency discloses '91 percent' of zero day bugs

The National Security Agency last year disclosed to the private sector about 91 percent of previously unknown software vulnerabilities the agency discovered, according to NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers.

VA names new info security chief

CIO LaVerne Council tapped agency insider Brian Burns for the key role of chief information security officer.


18F hacked procurement and got code for $1

GSA's in-house startup tried a reverse auction micro-purchase approach to buying code, and it turned out one techie was willing to work for far cheaper than anyone had imagined.

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Hashing out standards for information sharing

DHS and industry officials meet to begin drafting ground rules for Information Sharing and Analysis Organizations.

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Obama on Facebook, DHS form woes and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Shared services need a clearer road map

The administration's new governance structure is a solid first step, but legislation is still necessary, writes Shared Services Leadership Coalition CEO John Marshall.

As GSA's Acquisition Gateway grows, contractors could gain access

The General Services Administration's Acquisition Gateway just turned a year old and has 17 product categories to peruse -- but for now, only if you're a federal employee.

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VA chief touts interoperability

The key to improving veterans' health care is electronic health records that are interoperable among VA, DOD and the private sector, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said.

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