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Critical tech, reverse auctions and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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ESRI, DISA, acquisitions and the cloud

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A CIO aims for extreme outsourcing

Joe Paiva says he wants his Commerce Department agency "to be out of the IT business by July."

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CTO to agencies: Be a good customer

One way of being a better customer, says federal CTO Megan Smith, is to develop a contracting process more in touch with vendors.

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Data analytics and engineering: How to optimize your federal building

Intelligent building management systems monitor operational performance and energy use to identify root causes and correct deficiencies.

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IGs seek more access to agency data

Inspectors general complain to Congress that agencies often respond to requests for information with claims that it is protected by law.

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PSC acquires TechAmerica Foundation operations

The Professional Services Council will take over the Vision Forecast and Conference, annual CIO survey and American Technology Awards.

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Flagging skill sets yet to be addressed

GAO says a shortage of telecom expertise slowed transition to a new system and drove up the cost.

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ONC releases interoperability road map

Baseline standards for interoperability could ultimately affect the level of reimbursement from Medicare and other federal health programs.

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How CIOs can use FITARA to get away from waterfall

The law’s certification and approval provisions empower CIOs to end outdated software development projects, says Agilex’s Roger Baker.

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Minding the skills gap, plus AWS results, smart robots and DOE event planning

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A federal manager's guide to fantasy football

New report finds lessons in the popular pastime for building virtual teams in the workplace.