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OMB tells agencies to prepare for possible shutdown

Memo from Sylvia Mathews Burwell includes guidance on IT systems, contracts and other key questions.

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5 contracts to watch

Some IT procurement deals are bigger than others, not just in terms of dollars, but also in their implications and precedents for agencies and contractors. Here are five that bear watching.

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House to take up budget stopgap that defunds Obamacare

Repealing, or at least delaying, the health care reform law remains a key priority for House Republicans.


Trusted ID programs garner $7 million in NIST grants

Five organizations working to develop and pilot identity protection and verification systems have earned a funding boost.

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IT pricing policies are dinosaurs, say contractors

An industry group objects to the price reduction clause in GSA Schedule contracts.

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DHS, IG spar about social media policy

Department privacy officials argues that some IG policy recommendations are unrealistic and would be ineffective.

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Contractors clamp down on Snowden material

As agencies made clear during Wikileaks disclosures, classified documents that have been leaked are still classified.

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Air Force scrambling to protect cyber, other priorities from budget ax

Service eyes reorganization among other strategies to shield its top priorities from spending cuts.

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The federal funding fail

A look at the history of continuing resolutions, Congress' go-to alternative to passing a budget.

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CIOs tiptoe into the Twitterverse

Only a handful of CIO Council members are active on social media, but their varied approaches offer important lessons.

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Agencies can learn from stimulus' data transparency

GAO recommends other agencies adopt the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board practices of using single government-wide identifiers, and of standardizing data reporting requirements.

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GSA extends OASIS deadlines

Bidders will have another month to prepare proposals.