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7 things the 'cromnibus' means for IT

IT spending was not a sticking point in the negotiations, but there were some developments worth noting.

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Dealing with the doldrums at DHS S&T

The Science and Technology Directorate came in dead last in employee satisfaction for the second time, and Undersecretary Reginald Brothers said he wants to confront the problem head on.

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Challenges and prizes: Procurement vehicle of the future?

How NASA and other agencies are using contests to bring better ideas into acquisition.

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Counting down to Dec. 11, DHS' Einstein award and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Burning down the legacy SOC

Automation and the orchestration of multiple systems are essential to defending against today's cyber threats, which requires a new approach to security operations centers.

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DOD IG: Pentagon falling short on cloud strategy

A new inspector general's report says the Defense Department has not adequately trained acquisition and contract specialists who buy cloud services.

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Beyond FITARA: 8 ways the defense bill seeks to modernize Pentagon IT

The measure signals a certain impatience with the way the military is adapting -- or not adapting -- to new technological realities.

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Internet of Things on docket for new Congress

The incoming GOP Senate majority is likely to focus on how the government regulates the growing universe of networks and connected devices.

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Shutdown 2.0 appears unlikely

Feds worried about a replay of the 2013 standoff that led to a two-week lapse in the government's spending authority shouldn't plan on another round of shutdown beards.

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OFPP pushes data-driven procurement

A memo from Administrator Anne Rung outlines a plan to spread the gospel of strategic sourcing and category management governmentwide.

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Taking ownership of the Data Act

GAO and Treasury representatives told lawmakers that implementation of the Data Act is about to enter a crucial phase.

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Federal cloud managers say agencies must think in broad strokes without losing sight of the details and must relinquish tasks but not control.