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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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How IT and accounting can play nice

Financial shared services and Data Act compliance will drive more CIO/CFO collaboration. Here's how it should work.

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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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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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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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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.

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Biometric database, software inventory, smallpox and a prescreening milestone

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Bureau of Prisons mulls eDiscovery computers for inmates

While there isn't yet an active solicitation, the Bureau of Prisons is seeking cost information on a combined hardware-software eDiscovery system.

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Senate panel slams canceled Air Force IT program

A report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations blasted the Air Force’s “cultural resistance to change.”

DEA probes geospatial cloud

The Drug Enforcement Administration hopes to establish a hybrid cloud environment that would allow federal, state and local governments to use the DEA's mapping tool.

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NSA critics, storm warnings and free books

News and notes from around the federal IT community.