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Study tackles DOD acquisition riddle

Use all funding options to get cutting-edge technologies into the hands of soldiers faster, says a new CSIS study.

Mark Randall Meadows, U.S. Representative for North Carolina

A chairman returns and Skype in space

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Pentagon hopes single service provider will deliver

The DOD is looking for its transition to a single service provider for IT services to yield benefits in efficiency and scale.

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Want digital services tips? Watch Singapore

The Southeast Asian city-state's government may have cracked the code for providing the services citizens actually want online: listen, don't force.

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Einstein the only winner from another flaying of OPM on the Hill

A key lawmaker said he is readying fresh legislation to accelerate the cyber detection program.

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Potential users talk EIS contract

Federal IT and network managers discussed their work to transition to GSA's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract at a June 25 ACT-IAC panel.

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Navy paying millions for Windows XP, other dated products

The Navy has awarded a $9.1 million contract to Microsoft for dated products including Windows XP, which the firm stopped providing updates for over a year ago.

Admiral Michael Rogers speaking at George Washington University on May 11, 2015.

Rogers mum on OPM attribution, but says hack shows value of data

The country's top cyber official declined to officially attribute the OPM hack to China, but called the intrusion a reminder of how "data has value as a commodity."

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OPM contractors in the crosshairs

House Oversight and Government Reform targeted OPM officials and contractors alike for their roles in the massive hack.

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More fed security woes, more DHS bills and a wait-and-see approach to EAGLE II

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Joint Chiefs official blasts cultural resistance to major IT projects

Two of the Pentagon's major IT security initiatives face problems from the ranks, laments Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman.

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McCaul says OPM hack should push Senate to act on cyber

The theft of information on federal employees from government systems should provide the Senate with the urgency to pass cybersecurity legislation, according to one of the bill's key House sponsors.