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House panel probes delays in border enforcement system

The modernization effort is running into a familiar problem: trying to update legacy tech while simultaneously keeping the system running.

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How the speed of technological change can be an opportunity

Former USDA CIO Chris Smith, now AT&T's vice president of technology, says government is coping reasonably well but could do more to lead.

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IT strategy for contractors in the era of budget cuts

Agencies are all too familiar with budget-driven belt-tightening. Here’s how the private sector is adapting.

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NASA has 'significant problems' with $2.5B IT contract

An IG report blames poor implementation by HP and inconsistent oversight by NASA as major obstacles to fulfilling the contract.


Northrop Grumman gets US-CERT deal

The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract could be worth as much as $350 million over five years.

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Intell officials stand fast on surveillance

The bulk collection program was described as "low probability but high impact" by one witness, while an industry official warned of the economic consequences of a loss of trust in the U.S. tech sector.

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Hill report skewers agencies' cybersecurity practices

Some of the most troubling issues have been at DHS, the agency charged with leading federal cybersecurity efforts.

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Optimistic for 2014

Alan Balutis outlines his reasons for optimism when it comes to federal IT.

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Make the case for mobility

Winning approaches by federal leaders suggest that mobile success begins not with a device, but with a proper business plan.

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Some small firms doubt efficacy of SBA assistance

The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program fails to prepare potential vendors for the competitive environment of federal contracting, says a new study.

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IT systems as a team sport has everyone focused on technology and acquisition, but Bob Woods argues that the real emphasis should be on knowing one's stakeholders.

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Agencies launch online complaint system for veteran education

The effort involves a half-dozen federal agencies and is intended to smooth the GI Bill process for veterans and dependents.