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GSA rolls out commodity IT service

The idea behind Advantage Select is for the agency to do the upfront work and award short-term BPAs that leverage existing contractor inventories.

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Interior IT flaws didn't lead to hack, says CIO

While Interior's IT woes didn't lead directly to a breach, an IG report said security flaws continue to plague the department.

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NTIS tries to refocus on data

The new plan is for the National Technical Information Service to become a hub for open data, but some in Congress would still like to shut the agency down.

No Social Media

OPM's shift in security posture raises labor law questions

OPM did not give unions a chance to bargain over the cutting off of social media and personal email accounts.

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'Tis the season for multiple award contracts

One-third of large federal agency contract obligations are made in the fourth quarter. SEWP and GSA's multiple award contracts get a quarter of their business in September.

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A better path to fair and reasonable pricing

The Commercial Sales Practices approach sets a trap that can snare even diligent contractors. Government and industry both deserve a smarter solution.

Tech Lady Hackathon (July 26, 2014)

I am woman, hear me code

The third annual D.C. hackathon for women in tech is taking place Aug. 8 -- part of a much larger effort to diversify the IT ranks.

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IED-toting drones, NSA on GitHub, a new OASIS dashboard and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DOE launching renewable energy pilot

Web-based "central assistance platform" to anchor effort to fund national labs' partnerships with small businesses to develop clean energy technology.

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A successful cyber sprint, with a questionable finish line

The federal CIO says agencies have beefed up security during his 30-day push -- but the sprint is just the beginning.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Should the clearance system be taken away from OPM?

Two lawmakers want to find a new home for the security clearance database that was breached.

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Whistleblower worries, FEMA's personnel data and DARPA's cyber competition

News and notes from around the federal IT community.