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How FITARA can fix the federal government's IT problem

Empowering a much smaller set of CIOs would set the stage for agency innovation.

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Buying agile without jumping through hoops

Agile development can be less risky than the traditional approach, but getting the best results takes flexibility and continuous involvement by government and contractor teams.

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White House wants fewer reports, USDA approves ArcGIS and GAO knocks info security

News and notes from around the federal IT community

Elizabeth McGrath

Can culture shifts, open architecture prod defense acquisition reform?

Congress wants the Department of Defense to improve acquisition, but conflicting demands could muddle the process.

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IT reform, DISA telecom and OASIS SB

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Looking ahead in procurement can pay dividends for agencies

The spotlight on troubled federal IT project might loosen the purse strings a bit, suggests Capitol Solutions CEO David Taylor.

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Continuous monitoring: Closer than you think

Many agencies are using a patch management tool that can be a powerful ally in the quest for continuous monitoring.

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Big-ticket IT projects in fiscal 2015

The White House's budget proposal for fiscal 2015 includes $79 billion for federal IT. These 10 projects alone will eat up a full 7 percent of that money.

Tom Carper

FITARA in the Senate, Eagle II protests, NASA access controls and more

News and notes from the federal IT community.

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Feds get resourceful in implementing DATA Act

A lack of new funding has forced Treasury and OMB to rethink how they massage the data they have.

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SEC trying out the business information officer

CIO Thomas Bayer brought the idea to government from his time at Capital One.

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3 rules for managing mobility

It is possible to balance data security and user flexibility -- if agencies follow these key guidelines.