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$500 million in HealthCare.gov spending explained

An IG report details 60 contracts that went into building the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.

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White House fellows, dire debt predictions and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Taming the wild west of cloud acquisition

Federal buyers have a variety of ways to approach cloud services. Here are some strategies for cutting through the chaos to find the best solution for your agency.

Beyond BYOD: Who oversees the apps?

Official "bring your own app" policies are still few and far between, but agencies are adapting to their employees' demands.

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Contracting case studies, AWS security, CANES consolidation and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA unveils unified acquisition strategy

the Federal Acquisition Service aims to be both a better provider and a trusted adviser.

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CDM enters stage two: Critical applications

DHS has secured funding for a program to tackle the next layer of network vulnerabilities.

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Staying out of the email hot seat

The IRS was the latest agency to learn about email archiving the hard way. Here's how to avoid being next.

IPv6: An answer to network vulnerabilities?

Never mind the deadline. Agencies have compelling security reasons to switch to IPv6, writes NCP Engineering's Julian Weinberger.

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Finding savings in FOIA

An analysis of state-level freedom-of-information requests shows how cost-effective smart open-data efforts can be.

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The long-term budget outlook

When the Congressional Budget Office reassured agencies that no last-minute sequesters are needed for fiscal 2014, it also revisited the long-term targets. The forecast: Steady growth, but slowly.

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Here we go again

Wasn't last year's budget deal supposed to make appropriations easy?