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Paper tax returns mostly superseded by electronic filing

Paper federal tax returns increasingly are a relic of the time before ubiquitous Internet, shows Internal Revenue Service preliminary filing data.

FAA: ADS-B ground infrastructure complete

The nationwide ground infrastructure necessary for air traffic controllers to see airplanes according to their GPS-transmitted location is now complete, says the Federal Aviation Administration.

SAM 'inelegant and cumbersome' says GSA CIO

The System for Award Management is operational but it's not what the future of acquisition should look like, said Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration. Commonly called "SAM," the consolidated acquisition system launched in August 2012 to bring together three previously separate systems.

New FedRAMP controls baseline coming this summer

Private sector cloud computing providers will have a changed set of security controls to adhere to when selling to federal agencies starting later this summer.

NGA releases open source code on GitHub

The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency did a first for a U.S. intelligence agency by opening an account on open source site GitHub earlier this month. The NGA  uploaded  two related projects to the online repository and version tracking system in early April –  one  for geographic tasking system web app developed with the Django web framework, and the  other  a set of installer software for running the web app on a virtualized platform.

Guest opinion: Not just a code repository; GitHub's potential as a social tool for government

In the early days of Twitter, it was easy and common to dismiss the infant social network as a simplistic tool that served a whimsical and nerdy niche.  Much like we pooh-poohed Twitter in those early days, GitHub, in its early crawl, is today dismissed simply as a tool for the diehard developer.

Q&A: Dave Peters on open source adoption within Veterans Affairs

Recently,  FierceGovernmentIT  spoke with David Peters, assistant deputy chief information officer for enterprise development, about what the department is currently doing in open source, and about the role that the Open Source Electronic Health Record Alliance plays in modernization of the VA electronic health record, known as Vista.

Cutting ICANN cord to NTIA benefits U.S. interests, says Strickling

The U.S. role today in managing the domain name system that underpins the Internet is symbolic rather than real – and is a symbol worth jettisoning, officials told a somewhat skeptical panel of lawmakers.

OMB and GSA try for agility in IT development, oversight

The Office of Management and Budget plans to revamp its  TechStat  agency information technology oversight methodology, said Beth Corbet, deputy director for management at OMB.

No Digital Government Strategy 2.0 waiting in the wings

Anyone anticipating a formal follow-up to the Digital Government Strategy should stop doing so, senior federal information technology officials told a March 7 conference audience.