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Thomas Sharpe

GSA unveils unified acquisition strategy

the Federal Acquisition Service aims to be both a better provider and a trusted adviser.

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CDM enters stage two: Critical applications

DHS has secured funding for a program to tackle the next layer of network vulnerabilities.

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SEWP V awards delayed, start date unchanged

Contracts for SEWP V would be awarded sometime in September, not August, as had been previously planned.

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Barcodes and scanners: It’s the Army, not the supermarket

The goal is relieving busy data collectors in the field from labor-intensive tasks, saving time and reducing errors, says Col. Jack Wayman.

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National labs go big on climate modeling

Eight national laboratories will team with other institutions to develop new climate and Earth system models.

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Information dominance, health care secrecy and STIG approval

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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5 key strategies for re-architecting agency IT systems

Deciding when to rebuild is a complex process, but it boils down to a key question: Does the service in question enable or hinder the agency's mission?

Ranking the states on open data

States with robust open data policies include Texas, Maryland, Utah, Hawaii and New York.

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NHTSA takes next step on national crash-avoidance system

In addition to radio interference, skeptics also voice concerns about the cybersecurity of increasingly networked vehicles.

IPv6: An answer to network vulnerabilities?

Never mind the deadline. Agencies have compelling security reasons to switch to IPv6, writes NCP Engineering's Julian Weinberger.

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Learning from larceny, SXSW crowdsourcing and tracking business incentives

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Finding savings in FOIA

An analysis of state-level freedom-of-information requests shows how cost-effective smart open-data efforts can be.