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Army tries to speed cyber acquisition process

The Army is using an acquisition template known as the Information Technology Box to help it cope with cyberthreats.

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Yelp redux, NSA's balancing act, new cyber paradigms and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

DHS funds research into secure mobile tech

The department has awarded funds to universities and companies to develop next-generation tools for protecting mobile devices and data.

Joanie Newhart

Getting smarter about IT acquisition

OFPP and FAI aim to recruit, train, develop and retain talented acquisition professionals for the federal government, and revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting are just the beginning.

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USPS wants to go high-tech without losing jobs

An agency long crippled by skyrocketing labor costs is trying to use technology not to trim its workforce but to preserve jobs.

Latest NIST security guide, open CRS, GSA spins up portal offerings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Jim Ghiloni is the OASIS program executive officer at GSA.

The outlook for OASIS

The $60 billion vehicle for integrated services has already influenced other big acquisition efforts, but fiscal 2016 will be critical for OASIS's future success.

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Interior renews support for obsolete tech

Microsoft declared Windows Server 2003 dead in July, but the Interior Department's Bureau of Reclamation is buying custom support for 100 licenses.

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GSA enters quiet mode on telecom RFP

The rest of the month will be spent making final changes to the RFP, so GSA will not be responding to additional inquiries.

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Prioritizing authentication, GitHub attacked, Carter back to Silicon Valley and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Army cyber training, an $850M comms contract, DOJ seeks a CISO and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Labor CIO pushes back against critical IG report

Dawn Leaf defended the department's efforts to implement two-factor authentication and raised concerns about the 'completeness and accuracy' of the IG's findings.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.