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Are the spending floodgates about to open?

New analysis from Deltek suggests that fourth-quarter agency spending could be especially strong this year.

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No thawing of cyber tensions on Kerry’s Beijing trip

A "frank exchange" of views between the U.S. and China yielded no concrete results on the cyber-attack front.

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Making the most of the cloud: A software-defined approach

Software-defined environments break down the silos between network, storage and computing capabilities -- something most agencies are just beginning to explore.

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Keeping tabs on costs at Interior

A decision by senior IT officials to review every tech purchase of more than $3,000 has paid handsome dividends at the Interior Department.

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Terrorist tweets, spectrum modeling, gun tracking and video conferencing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Smartphones in space

NASA is sending the next generation of Google smartphones to the International Space Station with the goal of easing some of the workaday load for astronauts.

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Federal hiring at a glance

The Partnership for Public Service's latest hiring report reveals a federal workforce that is not getting any bigger or younger.

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Future of floating surveillance system in doubt

Privacy concerns and spending restraints could clip Army testing of a tethered UAS over the Washington area.

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OPM breach, de facto debarment, system on a chip and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The future of GWACs

Executives in charge of government-wide acquisition contracts discuss how they're adapting to agencies' changing needs.

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U.S Marshals plot data strategy

Marshals aren't in the big data business, but their needs are expected to increase over the current capacity of 15 terabytes.

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DOD acquisition reform focused on people, not processes

Undersecretary Frank Kendall sees cultural change taking root among the Pentagon's 150,000-strong acquisition workforce.