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GSA 'family plans' post savings

The blanket purchase agreements are realizing 24 cents in savings on every dollar spent.

NASA releasing source code catalogue

The April 10 release will detail a wide variety of applications available for public use -- albeit in PDF form only for now.

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IT Dashboard now rates HealthCare.gov as 'moderately high risk'

The escalation from medium risk reflects critical back-end tasks that remain incomplete and comes after most consumer-facing problems have been fixed.

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Navy trims NGEN transition timeline

The transition of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet to a new government-owned system had been delayed by bid protests and the government shutdown, but

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GAO: IRS should improve IT investment reporting

The watchdog agency wants the IRS to provide more and better quantitative information on IT spending to help gauge whether it is getting what it pays for.

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IT testing for 2020 count running behind

GAO auditors said that although the Census Bureau has made progress on the IT for the decennial count, several of the supporting projects have neither a schedule nor a detailed plan.

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DARPA does biotech

The mission of the new Biological Technologies Office is to explore the intersection of technology and the physical sciences.

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House GOP leery of bid to end domain authority

The proposed transition has wide support from industry, but some are concerned that changes could empower foreign governments to expand their control over the architecture of the Internet.

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DHS warns of fake help-desk scams

An uptick in attacks could be tied to the pending expiration of support for the Windows XP operating system.

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Zillow CEO: Agencies should offer more open data

Too much public data still flows through for-profit intermediaries, Spencer Rascoff said.

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Industry takes a wait-and-see attitude on 18F

GSA's digital incubator program has some private-sector leaders wondering if the agency is encroaching on their territory.

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The ABCs of 18F

When GSA announced its in-house development startup, it got people talking, and not all the chatter was positive.