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Wolf Tombe: Fed Acquisition Reforms Could Drive Innovation, Service Timeliness

Some federal agency and industry officials are pushing for a streamlined federal acquisition process to encourage and keep up with technology innovation, Fedscoop reported. Dan Verton writes that Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said these changes could boost timeliness in service delivery and enable the private …

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Rebecca Williams to Head Open Data Initiatives for Data.gov

Rebecca Williams says she will focus public-private partnerships and strategies to drive feedback and awareness on open data initiatives for Data.gov at the General Services Administration. Williams, a former policy analyst at open government advocacy group Sunlight Foundation, said in a blog post published Tuesday that she aims to help governments apply open data and resources. She …

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FTC, SEC Look to Cloud and Mobile Tech for Innovation; Bajinder Paul, Thomas Bayer Comment

The Federal Trade Commission has joined the Securities and Exchange Commission in using cloud computing to modernize information technology networks in order to increase operational functions and facilitate innovation, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes that Bajinder Paul, FTC chief information officer, said the email and messaging platform and wireless offering is the starting point for the move …

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Alan Shaffer: Defense Regulations Not Hindrances to Innovation

A top Defense Department official says vendors looking to secure government contracts should view the current system as presenting more opportunities to them than hindrances as agencies seek to drive innovation, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes that some contracting and acquisitions professionals said the government should instead overcome a hesitance to use alternative tools …

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Report: Health IT Products Not Subject to FDA Regulations

The Food and Drug Administration‘s new framework on medical device regulations deems health information technology products as different from medical devices and not subject to regulatory compliance, Federal Times reported Thursday. Adam Stone writes the move was intended to help clear up the agency’s stance on medical technology and encourage further innovation from health IT developers. “The FDA …

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Dinand Tinholt: Capgemini Report Tackles Innovation as New Focus for European e-Gov’t Sites

Capgemini has published a report for the European Commission that tackles how European governments can harness new technologies to deliver public services. “With wider services now in place, governments across Europe should now focus on innovating to streamline customer communications with citizens to increase satisfaction and close the gap on expectations,” …

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Jon Huntsman: China Hacking Charges ‘Symbolic’

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman said the government needs to more carefully consider its response to intellectual property theft, Politico reported Sunday. Nick Gass writes Huntsman called last week’s indictment of five Chinese nationals for cybertheft a largely “symbolic” gesture that will not gain much traction in stopping …

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