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Buying code with credit cards

18F is experimenting with a fast-paced reverse-auction acquisition model that could, potentially, enable agile projects to get code delivered and paid for in a week.

Rep. Darrell Issa

FITARA architect wants to run the House, new tech at FCC and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee

Closing cybersecurity's race gap

Government leaders speak frankly about how mentorship for young minority talent could help bridge the nation's cybersecurity skills gap.

Cybersecurity research

Name change, new org chart feature in NPPD reorg

A key DHS component plans to combine protection of cyber and physical infrastructure.

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Roadmapping: A key tool for FITARA compliance

A technology roadmap can help agencies reap the benefits FITARA has to offer. Here are the four stages of a successful effort.

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18F debuts 'Digital Economy Practice'

GSA's in-house digital skunkworks 18F is branching out into wider policy matters.

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Cobert: Customer-facing services require finesse

OPM's bid to notify feds whose info was compromised is an early test of the administration's renewed focus on customer service.

Suzanne Spaulding,  Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress vets DHS cyber reorg plans

Lawmakers on Oct. 7 scrutinized the Department of Homeland Security’s inchoate plan to reorganize its cyber bureau, an exercise they said was overdue.

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The DARPA seal of approval, GSA's crowded hallways and NASA's big giveaway

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Lots of data, lots of fears

A new survey shows many federal leaders are worried they don't have what it takes to effectively tackle big data projects.

Frank Kendall

DOD looks to agile to solve software conundrum

Defense Department acquisition officials see agile development as a possible lifeline in the Pentagon’s struggle with the monumental challenge of refreshing the software in its weapon systems.

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Fraud-fighting analytics, email security and border IT

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The Fed 100

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

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