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Getting in the big-data game

Government faces a multitude of challenges in using big data effectively -- including legal obstacles and cultural barriers -- but experts say the reward is worth the risk.

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VA still dragging feet in answering congressional inquiries

Veterans Affairs has not fully responded to questions from Congress about data breaches dating back almost two years.

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GSA, OMB credit IT for conference savings

Online tracking tools, virtual and videoconferencing, webinars and other digital options have saved billions in travel costs, OMB and GSA say.

DHS St. Elizabeth

Telework, IT could aid in 'major reassessment' of DHS HQ consolidation

Congressional report finds department has not factored tech advances into its space needs at St. Elizabeth's campus.


GAO: Agencies need to improve IT Dashboard data

Of 80 investments reviewed, 27 had ratings that were inconsistent with investment risk, according to the Government Accountability Office.

GAO Dave Powner

What to expect from GAO this year

The congressional watchdog's director of IT management issues previews the upcoming oversight agenda.

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A better, more social government in 2014

The General Services Administration's social media program manager has a short list of signals to watch.

Senators Tom Coburn and Tom Carper

FITARA could expand to include IT salaries

A pair of key senators told their House colleagues that paying acquisition experts more could have long-term benefits.

Teresa Carlson

Using the cloud to break the 'iron triangle'

The vice president of Amazon Web Services’ Worldwide Public Sector predicts that the cloud will improve the government’s agility.

Roger Waldron

Watch out for standardized labor categories

The president of the Coalition for Government Procurement warns that GSA's planned changes could drive vendors away.

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Government can borrow from private sector’s big-data playbook

Real-time systems offer a multitude of potential benefits for the civilian side of government, according to an executive at MemSQL.


Scott Quehl: Sharing services at scale

The Accenture Federal Services executive and former Commerce chief financial officer says the old budget buckets will no longer apply.