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Make the cloud fit like a nice suit

Successful cloud acquisition requires agency officials to “do your homework on your system,” says NIST’s Michaela Iorga.

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Council makes her case to take over tech at VA

LaVerne H. Council outlined her leadership style and plans to manage the VA's $4.2 billion in annual tech spending.

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NASA plays show-and-tell on the Hill

America's space agency took to Capitol Hill to show lawmakers the tech advances taxpayers' dollars are buying -- and how they could help humans reach Mars.

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CIO Scott: Fed tech 'is a contact sport'

FITARA is about relationships more than CIO authority, says the CIO with the most authority.

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'There's opportunity in FITARA'

For some agencies, the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and accompanying guidance dovetail with initiatives already begun. For others, implementation will be a tougher row to hoe.

Cloud SIN, space tech, fed data and transition planning

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OMB: New CIO authorities won't 'bottleneck' IT planning, acquisitions

Agency CIO jobs are about to get more powerful, and potentially more interesting.

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OASIS looks to move beyond Air Force orders

The USAF is still the biggest user of the contracting vehicle, but officials predict that will change in the next year or two.

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FITARA guidance, broadband pitches, a GSA hackathon and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA widens telecom collaboration efforts

The first of three sessions on the NS2020 strategy provided a glimpse of industry concerns about the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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Overcoming fear of the inspector general

Kymm McCabe warns that overly aggressive oversight is costing a fortune and killing off needed communication.

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Hurd: Cyber bills are in good shape

The chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform IT Subcommittee says some basic questions still need to be answered on information sharing.