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Watchdogs glean IT lessons from HealthCare.Gov failures

Representatives from GAO and HHS' Office of the Inspector General examine the failures, successes and takeaways from the first five years of Affordable Care Act implementation and technology.

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U.S. preps to shift critical Internet control

After years of negotiations, a move to cede U.S. control of a critical piece of global Internet infrastructure is almost ready to go.

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3 keys to data center consolidation

Agencies can streamline data center operations without compromising the security and adaptability of government systems.

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D.C.-area first responders need a clearer path on comms

A GAO report says the group responsible for security in National Capital Region needs better coordination on making emergency communications interoperable.

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$3B IT modernization fund left out of House Budget Resolution

An Obama administration plan to launch a revolving fund for IT modernization didn't make the cut in the final version of the House Budget Committee's spending resolution.

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FAA tweaks rule making process for private drones

Almost half a million drone owners have registered drone aircraft with the FAA since the beginning of the year, prompting the agency to adapt its approach to another UAS rulemaking.

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Are federal web sites too subtle?

Agency websites sometimes offer too many choices, and can be hard to distinguish from private-sector sites, according to public feedback gathered by 18F's design team.

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Why one government agency seems less than thrilled about Census modernization

The Census Bureau's ambitious modernization plan aims to save $5 billion, but the Postal Service appears worried about losing revenue from delivering fewer paper questionnaires.

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CIA appoints new CIO

Doug Wolfe, credited with executing on the CIA's move to the cloud, takes another senior role at the agency. John Edwards is his replacement as CIO.

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Rogers makes his case for a CyberCom budget boost

U.S. Cyber Command wants about $500 million for fiscal 2017, a steady increase that appropriators appeared willing to support.

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FOIA bill includes governmentwide online portal

Under the Senate-passed FOIA Improvement Act of 2015, OMB would take the lead in creating a one-stop online portal for FOIA requests across the federal government.

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OPM to run old and new systems side-by-side

The personnel agency asked lawmakers to approve funding for cybersecurity work and an IT modernization process that will take years.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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