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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.

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Commercial aerospace up, defense down

“Government customers of global defense companies continue to be challenged with affordability and competing domestic priorities,” says a new report from Deloitte.

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Chenok and Kamensky: Looking at the big picture

Two executives from the IBM Center for the Business of Government identify seven significant changes to watch for in the coming months.

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Balutis: A few predictions for 2014

IT will be a hot legislative topic this year, says Alan Balutis.

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Look for a replay on acquisition reform

The drumbeat for procurement reform is getting louder, but consensus on how to proceed is lacking.

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IT agenda teed up for 2014

Three key issues – acquisition, China sourcing and surveillance are likely to dominate the IT landscape in Congress.


10 reports worth a second look

Among the most interesting Critical Read pieces FCW published in 2013 were ones covering the security clearance process, performance management and FISMA.

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Air Force signs on with OASIS

Among the core elements of the contract are program management, management consulting, logistics and engineering services.

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OFPP administrator to leave

Joe Jordan will become president of public sector at FedBid.

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Pentagon policy bill targets restoration, next-gen threats

Congress is requiring the appointment of a high-level cyber adviser to oversee offense, defense, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology.