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New challenges and old, familiar tools

How can agencies modernize while maintaining necessary legacy IT systems? Oddly enough, the answer might be behind us, not in front of us.

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White House touts new open government goals for 2016

The White House unveiled the latest version of its open government plan, promising more user-friendliness, preemptive disclosure of government information, enhanced online services for Freedom of Information Act requests and more.

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Cyber complacency, the Pentagon-COTS conundrum, an SES survey and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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.

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Agricultural data is a new cash crop, but who reaps the harvest?

Farmers and businesses need to hash out property rights and privacy issues as big data pervades American agriculture -- especially if they want to avoid regulation by Congress.

CISA passes Senate, Census seeks CIO and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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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Survey shows support, with reservations, for shared services

More organizations are planning to make the leap to shared financial services, but they're not necessarily excited about it -- or confident that they'll see many benefits.

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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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'If you're slow, then you're in deep, deep trouble'

Federal CIO stresses leadership, speed and next-gen IT.

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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.

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?

The Fed 100

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

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