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Administration Zeroes in on Replacement at Commerce

The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed administration source, reported the Obama administration has settled on three possible candidates to be the next commerce secretary. According to The Journal, one of the hopefuls currently serves in the administration, while the other two come from the business world. That has the …

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VA CIO Wants to Open Department to iPads

The chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs wants to make it easier for veterans and their doctors to use iPads, particularly for healthcare applications. “I’ve told my folks I don’t want to say ‘no’ to those devices anymore,” CIO Roger Baker said at a TechAmerica conference this …

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DoD to Update Process for IT Purchasing

The Defense Department isn’t only in the business of buying massive, multimillion-dollar weapons programs anymore. Increasingly, Pentagon dollars, like those of many other federal agencies, are being spent on commercial off-the-shelf solutions. But DoD is still saddled with an acquisition system geared more toward missiles than state-of-the-art IT equipment. The …

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