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ONC gets new authority over health IT certification

The agency that certifies electronic health records systems is getting expanded powers to regulate health IT.

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Modernization guidance from ACT-IAC

Planning for modernizing systems can be tricky because adopting technologies requires more than just tech savvy, according to a new ACT-IAC modernization guide.

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How the government IT shop is changing

CIOs are transitioning from a tactical, infrastructure focus to a more agile, application-centric mindset.

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Legacy fund already having impact

U.S. CIO Tony Scott said a proposed IT modernization fund, still before Congress, is changing the way agencies think about upgrading legacy technology.

Satellite, data projects on White House agenda

Global internet connectivity, artificial intelligence and a manned mission to Mars are some of the big ideas at the Frontiers Conference.

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How big companies drive innovation in government IT

Rather than being hampered by their size, large IT contractors are uniquely positioned to support the government's efforts to innovate.

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Sen. Hatch dives into the FAR

A key Senate committee wants to hear from vendors about how well agencies are following IT procurement rules.

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HHS explains intersection of cloud and HIPAA

The Department of Health and Human Services issued rules for how stewards of sensitive health data should approach cloud technology.

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OFPP releases category management draft proposal

A draft circular would institutionalize category management practices as standard operating procedure for federal procurement.

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Air Force has biggest cloud contract in 2016

The Air Force, Justice Department, Agriculture Department and DHS led the way on cloud contracting in fiscal 2016, according to a Deltek analysis.

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RCO speeds through startup phase

The Army’s new Rapid Capabilities Office fast-tracks its own startup as it seeks to close technological gaps on the modern battlefield.

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SEWP to pilot 'CIO Portal' for purchasing data

NASA's big contract vehicle plans to give more purchase data to agency CIOs and other top-level managers.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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