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Christopher Steel, Chief Solutions Architect for Software AG Government Solutions.

What’s of value in your application portfolio?

Federal CIO Tony Scott said he would declare victory for FITARA if it helped agencies determine their most important IT assets.

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Defense health records, fed worker survey, Pentagon IT spending and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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AT&L official: Data restrictions in defense bill impede management

The already testy public debate between Pentagon officials and Sen. John McCain over an acquisition provision in the defense authorization bill is getting even testier.

Dave Wennergren

What CIOs really think

Here are seven insights into the state of federal IT from the 25th annual CIO survey.

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GSA rolls out commodity IT service

The idea behind Advantage Select is for the agency to do the upfront work and award short-term BPAs that leverage existing contractor inventories.

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NTIS tries to refocus on data

The new plan is for the National Technical Information Service to become a hub for open data, but some in Congress would still like to shut the agency down.

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McCain on defense bill, NGA on Hootenanny, Army on battlefield tech

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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.