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Mark Borkowski (Image: C-SPAN)

DHS's Borkowski: Acquisition officials must get tougher with industry

Customs and Border Protection assistant commissioner offers straight talk on costs, performance of contracts.

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Researchers question the security of sat-com, USB tech

Papers to be presented at the Black Hat conference this week will suggest greater vulnerabilities than previously thought in two key data-transfer tools.

Frank Kendall

Kendall: Keep it simple on acquisition reform

Top Pentagon acquisition official says Better Buying Power 3.0 will come in 2-3 months.

Ash Darren

For NRC’s Ash, information comes before technology

Nuclear Regulatory Commission CIO Darren Ash has some definite views on how technology can change government.

GSA CIO Sonny Hashmi (Photo by Zaid Hamid)

Sonny Hashmi's 9 principles for GSA IT

The General Services Administration's CIO outlines his agency's commitment to the cloud and open source technology -- and gets positive private-sector reviews.

John Brennan

Appel leads JIE, Brennan apologizes, IG dings NOAA and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

Rung closer to confirmation, 18F commits to open source and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Joe Jordan

'We've got to stop throwing Hail Marys'

In the evolving world of federal IT, revolutionary tech can help aid acquisition, but incremental change is often easier to implement.

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A new player in federal IT?

Capgemini Government Solutions has been around for some time, but a new CEO sees market openings.

Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

OFPP nominee lays out agenda

Anne Rung told senators at her confirmation hearing that she hopes to create areas of specialization for acquisition officials.

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'Our goal is to eliminate you as an agency'

Senators grill a little-known Commerce Department agency on whether it's a redundant repository for reports and a middleman for agencies seeking to avoid complicated acquisition rules.

Darlene Costello

DOD stresses testing, evaluation improvements

Officials tout Better Buying Power 2.0 as a catalyst for defense acquisition reform.

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