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.

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GAO: Security breach response by feds is uneven

Auditors find that "none of the agencies we reviewed consistently documented the evaluation of incidents and resulting lessons learned."

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GAO denies OASIS protest

The protesting firm, Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co., says it will seek redress in the Court of Federal Claims.

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GAO: Networx contracts not as effective as they might have been

GAO said a slow transition was part of the reason GSA did not make the most effective use of its telecom contracting vehicles.

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Lower contractor compensation caps now law

The measure limits how much firms can bill the government for salaries and benefits paid to employees working on federal contracts

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Report: Administration mulls new federal IT unit

Among the more radical changes under consideration is creation of a one-stop tech shop to work on high profile public-facing websites.

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Chenok and Kamensky: Looking at the big picture

Two executives from the IBM Center for the Business of Government identify seven significant changes to watch for in the coming months.

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Balutis: A few predictions for 2014

IT will be a hot legislative topic this year, says Alan Balutis.

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It is time for leaders to step up or step aside

CACI International's Jack London offers his take on the four essential characteristics that distinguish the best leaders.