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GSA claims big savings from Networx

$678 million in 2013 savings were realized by consolidating purchases and leveraging federal buying power, the program's manager says.

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Global study reveals lack of IT preparedness

In the public sector, 59 percent of respondents said funding was the biggest limiting factor in their organization’s tech project success.

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A fundamental shift -- and a long-term proposition

It might take a generation for federal IT managers to fully digest the technological evolution of the past few years.

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GSA looks to trim Microsoft product costs

The General Services Administration says a new blanket purchase agreement could save the agencies 15-20 percent annually on commercial software.

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House panel authorizes full funding for intell IT modernization

The legislation would also target insider threats in the wake of the leaks by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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FITARA proposed as part of Senate defense package

Move could fast-track IT procurement reform, as the House added its version to the defense authorization bill in June.

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Bolden: Crew transport project will drive innovation

The next phase of the Commercial Crew Program will "spur American ingenuity," NASA chief says.

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New guidelines for building cyber into critical infrastructure

The Office of Management and Budget has set a 2017 deadline for agencies to deploy continuous monitoring tools.

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House passes DATA Act

The measure includes oversight authority aimed at ensuring the accuracy of spending data, a provision lacking in companion Senate legislation.

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The end of DARPA's 'halcyon' days?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency looks for new challenges in a post-Iraq, post-Afghanistan world.

Who's getting it right?

The Defense Department's mobile technology pilot programs provide a fast track for the use of smartphones and tablet PCs at the Pentagon and in the field.

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DHS gets risk management system in place

New framework aids in FedRAMP compliance for all 22 department components.