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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.

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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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.

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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.

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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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'Fingerprinting' tool challenges privacy safeguards for federal websites

The difficulty of maintaining user anonymity in the face of canvas fingerprinting poses a challenge to agencies trying to adhere to privacy standards set by OMB.

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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.

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Organizing and visualizing education data

The Department of Education is looking to revamp its Learning Registry and other online resources.

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Malware warning, good and bad news on contracting, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA steps away from financial, HR services

The agency will no longer provide shared services in those areas to focus on core competencies, such as acquisition and IT.

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Border crisis shines a light on DHS tech woes

The flood of unaccompanied minors to the southern border has highlighted the need for more efficient and effective technologies to track both documented and undocumented immigrants.

GAO blasts planning, oversight and cost overruns for HealthCare.gov

Politically motivated decision-making – and the over-arching desire to meet the October 2013 launch date -- also played a role in problems with the sight, according to a new report.