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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.

McCain at Heritage today.

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.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Should the clearance system be taken away from OPM?

Two lawmakers want to find a new home for the security clearance database that was breached.

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Let's talk about Alliant 2

The General Services Administration is going to great lengths to gather feedback on its IT services GWAC. Will it make for a better acquisition vehicle?

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Justice Dept. seeks new authorities to fight cybercrime

Agency argues legislation is needed to effectively prosecute new kinds of online fraud and abuse.

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Pentagon's Silicon Valley unit gets $1.75M for fiscal 2015

The outreach facility will get another $5 million for the next four years.

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Domain name delay, DHS funding, McCain on acquisition and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.