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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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House bill would halve digital services request at DHS

The administration wants to use a tech team to fast-track better immigration data reporting, but the House is holding the line on funding

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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.

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Supercomputer centers, drone privacy and intel desktops

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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.

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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Let's talk about Alliant 2

The General Services Administration is going to great lengths to gather feedback on its IT services GWAC. Will it make for a better acquisition vehicle?

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Justice Dept. seeks new authorities to fight cybercrime

Agency argues legislation is needed to effectively prosecute new kinds of online fraud and abuse.

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Pentagon's Silicon Valley unit gets $1.75M for fiscal 2015

The outreach facility will get another $5 million for the next four years.

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Domain name delay, DHS funding, McCain on acquisition and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Can Uncle Sam promote self-driving vehicles?

Industry leaders are bullish on the future of robotic transportation, but when it comes to regulation, they seek "balance" from the feds.

Justin Chiarodo is a partner and Philip Beshara is an associate in Dickstein Shapiro’s Government Contracts Practice.

What cyber insurance can do for contractors

When it comes to cybersecurity, the SAFETY Act deserves a second look, but companies should also consider commercial coverage.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.