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What agencies want to hear when buying IT

A new study helps vendors understand what messages resonate (and tells feds how their peers prefer to be pitched).

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FITARA included in compromise defense measure

Negotiators on the defense authorization bill included provisions from the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act in what they hope is the final version of the legislation.

Ashton Carter

Carter would bring acquisition, tech experience to top Pentagon job

Ashton Carter, who has often had a hand in Pentagon IT issues, is rumored to be Obama's pick for Defense secretary.

Ngoc Vu

This Rising Star manages a 12-person team that has tackled some of the SEC's biggest IT endeavors.

Nina Malakouti

This Rising Star nailed down two of the General Services Administration's biggest Schedule 70 contracts in 2013.

Shawn Garrow

This Rising Star has been involved in the Navy's biggest IT projects in recent years, including the Next Generation Enterprise Network.

Rebecca S. Ayers

This Rising Star is transforming the way agencies track and manage their employees' performance.

Cristen Cole

This GSA Rising Star single-handedly provided program management for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation portfolio in its first year.

Michael Gross

This IT auditor at USPS helps monitor one of the largest computing infrastructures in the federal government.

Rising Star 2013

Emily 'Millie' Maksymiuk

This self-taught proposal manager has led teams whose winning proposals have resulted in nearly $16 million in contracts for GovSmart.

Bryan Sivak

Sivak: It's about 'changing the way we do things'

In the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program, HHS matches project teams with outside tech experts to work for a year on innovative projects.

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Preparing for the future of federal IT

Agency leaders must proactively invest time, energy and resources to shape the future rather than reactively wait for change to happen.