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Where digital gov falls short, Franken pushes on privacy, Stempfley honored and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Dealing with the FedRAMP deadline

A day ahead of GSA's deadline for cloud service providers to be certified, both government and vendors say they have seen an evolution in attitudes and strategies.

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Senate panel OKs $51 billion for Commerce, Justice, Science

An early look shows broad agreement between House and Senate appropriators, but some battles still loom over the details of tech policy.

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FDA launches data platform

The FDA is releasing an API to collect far-flung data on adverse drug reactions for use by developers as part of an open-data strategy.

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David McClure: Know when to shift gears

The outgoing leader of GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies discusses the value of moving from government to industry and back.

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Avoiding the Senior Executive Service

While Congress takes potshots at pay and bonuses, top government executives say the SES is being decimated by morale problems and a reluctance of talented managers to join their ranks.

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Pentagon running behind on contracting database

Though the contracting system is relatively low-tech -- its underlying application cost less than $1 million -- it could have profound implications for DOD policy planning.

Sequestration gummed up IT plans

Budget cuts caused several agencies to rework plans for funding IT projects or dispense with them altogether, says a GAO report.

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Contractors buoyant about fiscal 2015

With a year of fiscal calm on the horizon, federal contractors are forecasting a jump in revenue, according to a Deltek survey.

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SEWP explores strategic sourcing for PCs

OMB directed a new Workstations Commodity Team to develop a way to quickly compare contracting vehicles that offer similar devices and services.

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Who is Shaun Donovan?

Meet the housing expert, cross-government policy leader, and trained architect who is President Barack Obama's pick to take over OMB.

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DOJ recording policy raises tech questions

Recording suspect interviews presents the department with the challenge of how it will create and store the information.