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Booking a satellite, busting on executive orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Rep. Gerald Connolly

How Congress is going to watch FITARA

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

Cybersecurity research

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With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity.

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LGBTQ techies take over the White House

Diversity stood at center stage as programmers tackled problems ranging from minority tech hiring to criminal justice reform.

Tech Lady Hackathon: 'A really open community for women'

More than 150 people turned out for the 3rd annual Tech Lady Hackathon in D.C. on Aug. 8.

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NS2020 EIS: Another step forward for GSA

The agency's latest approach to telecom contracting builds on its past successes while embracing competition and innovation.

Pete Nicoletti is chief information security officer at Virtustream.

Finding security in the cloud

A few key considerations can make it a little easier to choose a cloud provider in a complex regulatory landscape.

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Purchase-card innovation, HHS re-orgs, email hacks and drone management

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

"Winning with Past Performance Strategies for Industry and Government" by Jim Hiles and W. Earl Wells.

Cracking the code on past performance

Two veterans of federal contracting help both sides understand this critical but convoluted aspect of acquisition.

Stephen Warren

Deputy CIO Warren exits VA

The onetime acting CIO at Veterans Affairs will be taking over CIO duties at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Donna Seymour, CIO for OPM. (August 2015)

IG, House chairman lambast OPM's CIO

Lawmakers take aim, an inspector general claims wrongdoing, an agency offers a vaguely worded defense. Is another leadership change in the works at the Office of Personnel Management?

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It's a great place to work ... if we ever hired anyone

A new report from the Partnership for Public Service digs into the agency employee experience -- and offers advice to direct supervisors on making it better.

The Fed 100

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

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