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Air Force looks to shared services for help with IT acquisition

The Air Force is increasingly handling its IT purchasing problems by partnering with other Pentagon agencies and the private sector.

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Watchdog groups push Senate, White House on Data Act

Organizations as diverse as the Sunlight Foundation and Gun Owners of America want the legislation passed without the changes proposed by OMB.

Bid Protest Trends

About those bid protests...

Are bid protests really booming? Here's the five-year trend -- and an explanation of how the process actually works.

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NSA cybersecurity issues echo scathing Hill report

A New York Times story on NSA vulnerabilities bears a striking resemblance to a report by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee detailing problems at other agencies.

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ODNI enlists telecoms to find metadata storage solution

A request for information seeks suggestions on how to keep telephone metadata accessible to spy agencies without the government storing it.

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel at the Feb. 6, 2014, Igniting Innovation event

VanRoekel: Tech and innovation are 'prevailing theme' in 2015 budget

At ACT-IAC's "Igniting Innovation" event, federal CIO stresses opportunities, cultural obstacles for agency change-makers.

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IT strategy for contractors in the era of budget cuts

Agencies are all too familiar with budget-driven belt-tightening. Here’s how the private sector is adapting.

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GSA getting out of the warehouse business

The move won't affect distribution of IT goods "at this point," but speaks to the agency's push for more-agile acquisition.

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A new goal for data center consolidation?

The latest figures on data center closures will be made public the first week of March.

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Website problems drive drop in satisfaction with government

Only Internet service providers got a lower rating than the government in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index survey, and federal websites bear much of the blame.

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Can acquisition be improved through fun and games?

ASI Government's Lisa Akers argues that the real potential is in training and developing critical thinking.

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Defense, DHS, VA drive rise in federal employment

Three national-security related departments accounted for 77 percent of the total government-wide increase in compensation from 2004 to 2012.