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DHS's Borkowski: Acquisition officials must get tougher with industry

Customs and Border Protection assistant commissioner offers straight talk on costs, performance of contracts.

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Getting DoD to buy commercial IT

Former ranking defense IT officials argue that an empowered CIO would help the military focus on off-the-shelf IT and avoid the "death spiral of software development."

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Before CyberVor: A dozen key federal breaches

As 1.2 billion internet logins are compromised, FCW revisits the most notable agency cyber-breaches of the last four years.

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Is law enforcement a new frontier for shared services?

When it comes to case management, federal law enforcement agencies often have to find their own solutions.

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Research portals, build-it yourself spacecraft and 3D craniums

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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VA releases RFI for next generation of IT

Vendors looking to be primes and subcontractors on T4NG have until Aug. 28 to submit statements of their capability to perform the work contained in the request for information.

Shared financial management

The Data Act's unexpected benefit

Common standards don't come easily, but the demands of complying with the Data Act could give agencies a leg up when migrating to a financial shared-services provider.

Frank Kendall

Kendall: Keep it simple on acquisition reform

Top Pentagon acquisition official says Better Buying Power 3.0 will come in 2-3 months.

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Another day, another database

The latest executive order aimed at contractors could add to the difficulty of linking together GSA's wealth of vendor information.

Ash Darren

For NRC’s Ash, information comes before technology

Nuclear Regulatory Commission CIO Darren Ash has some definite views on how technology can change government.

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DOD looking to modernize travel for employees

With the resumption of sequestration possible, the Pentagon wants to find a cheaper way to travel.

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Sonny Hashmi's 9 principles for GSA IT

The General Services Administration's CIO outlines his agency's commitment to the cloud and open source technology -- and gets positive private-sector reviews.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!