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Short-term stopgap could be needed to keep government open

Legislators say they will likely miss the Jan. 15 deadline for a new appropriations package by at least a few days.

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What to expect from GAO this year

The congressional watchdog's director of IT management issues previews the upcoming oversight agenda.

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Data center closures continue apace -- or do they?

OMB is close to achieving its original target for FDCCI, but that goal was set before the actual number of data centers was revealed to be more than double the initial estimates.

Michael Hettinger

TechAmerica: Congress key to effective procurement reform

Association's new head of public sector policy applauds executive branch proposals, but says legislation is needed to cure what ails IT acquisition.

Senators Tom Coburn and Tom Carper

FITARA could expand to include IT salaries

A pair of key senators told their House colleagues that paying acquisition experts more could have long-term benefits.

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IT aids best practices for citizen engagement

A new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government says IT is a boon to the public’s involvement in government problem-solving.

Roger Waldron

Watch out for standardized labor categories

The president of the Coalition for Government Procurement warns that GSA's planned changes could drive vendors away.


Scott Quehl: Sharing services at scale

The Accenture Federal Services executive and former Commerce chief financial officer says the old budget buckets will no longer apply.

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GAO denies OASIS protest

The protesting firm, Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co., says it will seek redress in the Court of Federal Claims.

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GAO: Networx contracts not as effective as they might have been

GAO said a slow transition was part of the reason GSA did not make the most effective use of its telecom contracting vehicles.

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Lower contractor compensation caps now law

The measure limits how much firms can bill the government for salaries and benefits paid to employees working on federal contracts

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Report: Administration mulls new federal IT unit

Among the more radical changes under consideration is creation of a one-stop tech shop to work on high profile public-facing websites.