Publication: Federal Computer Week

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13 things that are about to change at VA

Management By Jul 31, 2014The Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act passed the House on July 30 with a vote of 420 to 5; Senate approval and the president's signature are all but assured. Once enacted, the law would ... [Published Federal Computer Week - 10 hours ago]
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Senate bill would offer tax incentives for sharing cyber-threat info

Cybersecurity By Sean Lyngaas Jul 31, 2014New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said a recent report from the 9/11 Commission on  U.S. vulnerabilities in cyberspace sparked her to introducing information-sharing legislation.Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ... [Published Federal Computer Week - 15 hours ago]
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GAO blasts planning, oversight and cost overruns for HealthCare.gov

Health IT By Jul 31, 2014The HealthCare.gov website was developed without enough planning or oversight and launched precipitously, at least in part because of "political sensitivity," according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.GAO ... [Published Federal Computer Week - 17 hours ago]
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House formally authorizes CBP for first time

Congress By Jul 31, 2014On July 23, the House voted to require Customs and Border Protection to take a comprehensive look at a troubled port security program. But legislators also gave the agency something it has long lacked: clear statutory authority ... [Published Federal Computer Week - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Forget the doorknobs, kill the alligators

Acquisition By Jul 30, 2014Former Presidential Innovation Fellow Clay Johnson said current acquisition rules discourage newcomers from even trying to help.Federal IT acquisition will always be a work in progress, so reformers need to pick their fights ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Bipartisan IT procurement overhaul bill unveiled

Congress By Jul 30, 2014A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced a bill July 30 that would restructure federal IT procurement by, among other things, establishing a pilot program in the Office of Management and Budget to review select projects for cost ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 31 2014]
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4 keys to digitizing federal records

Records Management By Jul 30, 2014As government records grow in both volume and type, agencies are challenged with managing that information in a manner that combines physical and digital environments. Moreover, by 2019, agencies will be required to manage ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
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How to get good media stories about government

A contest to make airport security screening less taxing produced the elusive positive mainstream media story on agency operations.Along with about 9 million other Americans -- quite a large number, although down about half since 1980 -- I watch the ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
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Rung closer to confirmation, 18F commits to open source and more

Anne Rung awaits a vote by the full Senate on her nomination to be administrator for the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at the Office of Management and Budget.Rung wins committee approval for OFPP postThe Senate Homeland Security and Governmental ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Is innovative IT acquisition all in your head?

Acquisition By Jul 30, 2014The federal government is coming up with new ways to foster innovation -- GSA's 18F tech innovation program and the Office of Management and Budget's TechFAR IT acquisition primer are two recent examples. These and other initiatives ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
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How data does disasters

Data By Jul 30, 2014The nature of disasters -- natural and manmade -- is constantly evolving, and so is the ability to respond to them, as federal agencies and the private sector use technology, crowdsourcing and data to enhance response and recovery ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
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Going big on going small

Nanotechnology By Jul 29, 2014Congress holds regular hearings to try to keep policy attuned to technological advances outside the Beltway. Perhaps in no other field do lawmakers squint harder to stay in focus than with nanotechnology, where breakthroughs ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]

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...This external review must also cover the department's core "information technology strategies" for furnishing and managing care-- "including an identification of any weaknesses and opportunities with respect to the technology used." An additional assessment will explore whether system access ought to be limited to those employees who have been "properly trained" in scheduling ap...
"Businesses should take the same precautions to defend their data as they do with their buildings and inventory," Gillibrand said in a statement. "Just as they purchase insurance and security systems, they should enter into agreements with information sharing organizations to help defend against cyber-threats."
"With the ongoing crisis of unaccompanied children crossing the border, we are reminded how difficult their mission is and so critical to our national security" Miller said
"CMS incurred significant cost increases, schedule slips, and delayed system functionality" for both the the "federally facilitated marketplace" -- the health care exchange that contains the plan registration and shopping functions for consumers...

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13 things that are about to change at VA [Published Federal Computer Week - 10 hours ago]
Senate bill would offer tax incentives for shar... [Published Federal Computer Week - 15 hours ago]
House formally authorizes CBP for first time [Published Federal Computer Week - 17 hours ago]
GAO blasts planning, oversight and cost overrun... [Published Federal Computer Week - 17 hours ago]
Bipartisan IT procurement overhaul bill unveiled [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 31 2014]
Forget the doorknobs, kill the alligators [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 31 2014]
How to get good media stories about government [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
4 keys to digitizing federal records [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
Is innovative IT acquisition all in your head? [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
Rung closer to confirmation, 18F commits to ope... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
How data does disasters [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
Going big on going small [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 30 2014]
Appropriators consolidate cyber spending, IG di... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 29 2014]
Debating the cyber threat [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 29 2014]
May gets nod for permanent NIST job [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 29 2014]
Labor's modernization effort hinges on Congress [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 28 2014]
How IT reform could still pass Congress this year [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 28 2014]
NASA seeks input on data center consolidation s... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 28 2014]
Moving targets, Logan kiosks and industry's vie... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 25 2014]
Do you know who will follow you? [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 25 2014]
USGS shakes up earthquake maps [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 25 2014]
State Department: Crash not 'malicious' [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 25 2014]
What 'Moneyball for Government' really means [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 25 2014]
A $300 million IT flop [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 25 2014]
Senate confirms Creedon at NNSA [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 24 2014]
Can 28 nations collaborate online? [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 24 2014]
State's passport and visa system crashes [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 24 2014]
FBI plans Amazon cloud for developers [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 24 2014]
Harvard grads then and now: How America has cha... [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 23 2014]
Head of DHS cyber hub stepping down [Published Federal Computer Week - Jul 23 2014]
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