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Bigger IRS breach, institutionalizing PIF, and FAA drones and glitches

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A virtual community of cyber talent

Organizers of CyberCompEX are aiming to have 1,000 online registrants by year's end.

DHS creates new cyber panel, NASA funds disruptive tech, GitHub goes GWAC

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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3 keys to building a federal DevOps culture

Government lags behind the private sector in breaking down the wall between the development and operations teams. Here's how agencies can close the gap.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

OPM's push for equal pay isn't new

Beth Cobert has called for a renewed focus on the persistent pay gap between men and women in the federal workforce, with an emphasis on pay flexibilities that benefit men. But her efforts are only one step on a longer journey.

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GSA plots Schedule 70 cyber assurance SIN

The latest special item number RFI follows on the addition earlier this year of a cloud SIN, and a proposed SIN for health IT.

IBM: "Creating a Balanced Porfolio of Information Technology Metrics"

Metrics key to measuring success on IT projects

CIOs need to develop and use metrics so they know what works and can tell a better story about IT successes, says a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

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Sprint leaders take a modest lap

Two agencies stood above the rest at the end of the federal cyber sprint, and one of them was the agency at the center of the cybersecurity maelstrom.

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Booz Allen tapped for $202 million contract

Systems integration work could extend through 2020; QSSI to continue with system testing.

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Booking a satellite, busting on executive orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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How Congress is going to watch FITARA

CIOs are warning lawmakers that they're about to discover the hidden costs of implementation.

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OMB releases cyber guidance for contractors

With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.

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