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HHS releases first RFP under Buyers Club

Procurement adviser Mark Naggar hopes the solicitation will become a model for innovative acquisition.

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Standardizing complaints, sharing cyber info and tracking Ebola

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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TechFAR, Digital Playbook get tentative thumbs up

The new tools are a first step, but critics still contend that federal acquisition rules are outdated when it comes to buying IT.

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Imitation is flattery: BlackBerry, Samsung emulate strategies to lure DOD clients

BlackBerry is still the incumbent in a sensitive market, but Samsung has invested in security to try to turn the tables.

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Analytics could drive the future of VistA

The next generation of VA's electronic health record should see benefits from agency advances in predictive analytics.

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OMB launches digital services team to guide IT projects

The team will be headed by Mikey Dickerson, a former Google engineer who served on the team that helped fix HealthCare.gov.

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The IC wants a peek at the future of your brain

An IARPA RFI seeks answers on what brain structures could be used to determine future job performance.

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American privacy values vs. European perceptions

As law enforcement and intelligence agencies struggle to balance security against civil liberties, it's important to distinguish caricature from reality.

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DHS suspends work with USIS after cyberattack

Background-check firm says the breach "has all the markings of a state-sponsored attack."

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Innovation, the devil and the details

Industry representatives want more information from federal officials supporting their claims that new procurement programs won't compete with the private sector.

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EPA’s cloud computing conundrum

An IG report critical of the agency’s handling of its cloud services shows a “business as usual” approach to managing assets, says a Deltek analyst.

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Phased retirement, contractor performance, buying cyber threats and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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