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IC plans as part of transparency effort

U.S. spy agencies are trying to come in from the cold, on a limited basis, under the banner of open government.

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Nontechnical problems doomed joint VA/DOD health record, top official says

Chris Miller, the Pentagon's point man on electronic health records, offers some real talk on why interoperability between DOD and Veterans Affairs is proving so difficult.

CISA passes Senate, Census seeks CIO and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Safeguarding Pentagon health records

Hackers have healthcare data firmly in their sights, and Capt. John Windom is keen to keep the Pentagon’s massive health records system from being the next breach victim.

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Can agencies make the most of FITARA?

At the Executive Leadership Conference, FITARA authors and implementers discussed what it will take to truly put the law into effect.

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GSA gets strategic

The humdrum General Services Administration is repositioning itself as a strategic partner for government agencies.

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$50B telecom contract set to kick off during presidential transition

The massive Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract is scheduled to start delivering services in January 2017, but the pending change of administration could lead to some hiccups.

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Funding IT projects in an era of constrained budgets

With money tight, experts say CIOs need to be creative and collaborative to find funding for new IT projects.

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NGA releases commercial strategy, OASIS chief heads to White House and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Is the revised A-130 already obsolete?

A new top-level federal IT policy document, years in the making, is out for review. But did it neglect to incorporate lessons learned from big changes in IT management?

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DHS banks on data repository for cyber insurance

Insurance is a market-based way to offset cybersecurity risks in the absence of regulations, but the lack of data and disclosure requirements remains an obstacle to widespread adoption.

BIS dinged on cyber posture by Commerce IG

The Bureau of Industry and Security lacks a full inventory of network-connected devices and isn't doing all it can to protect against cyberattack, according to a new report.

The Fed 100

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

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