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'A tale of two contracting methods'

As the comment period ends for GSA's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract vehicle, it begins for the Alliant 2 GWAC. Industry experts say there are some interesting contrasts.

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Fed banking on new data sources

Siloed data could provide a near real-time impression of the health of the economy, says Federal Reserve Board CDO Micheline Casey.

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Truckers, GAO take exception to DoT mobile data app

Trucking industry groups and a Government Accountability Office analyst say the app's raw data can lead to inaccurate conclusions about carrier safety.

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Citizen broadband, DHS duplication and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IARPA eyes insider-threat tech

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity's April 16 Proposers' Day will explore advances in continuous monitoring of insider threats.

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A FedRAMP OK for Huddle, a server relocation dispute and national lab leadership changes

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Mikey Dickerson on failures and fixes

The head of the U.S. Digital Service found that the joys of public service can overcome even sleep deprivation.

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DARPA director warns against 'corrosion' of sequestration

The fiscal 2016 budget request for DARPA is about $3 billion, but Arati Prabhakar says research would suffer if automatic cuts resume.

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Tony Scott's 'people agenda'

Integrating USDS staff with the existing IT workforce will be "one of the trickier things we have to do," says the new U.S. CIO.

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FBI wants 'legislative fix' on device encryption

The director of the FBI wants Congress to dispense with unbreakable encryption on smartphones.

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Guthrie, Matsui renew bid to compensate federal agencies for spectrum

Under current law, agencies have no incentives to make more efficient use of their spectrum, curtail operations or share with other agencies.

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Cyber strategy: 'We know what to do, now we need people to do it'

DHS's Andy Ozment and the FCC's David Bray say the pieces are coming together, but innovative responses -- and talented people -- are in constant demand.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.