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Cloud brokers, the sequel

The broker definition continues to evolve as new roles emerge and cloud deployments become more complex.

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FAA partners with 3 companies to test real-world UAS uses

Agency also unveils the B4UFLY app, which is designed to help novice users fly their drones safely and legally.

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GSA IG concerned about transactional data plan

The central concern is that the changes could affect pricing protections that can't be replaced by the benefits of transactional data.

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Senators look for answers on FOIA reform, Clinton emails

Legislation can accomplish only so much when up against "an instinct of secrecy," says Sen. Chuck Grassley.

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OPM carves out broad hiring exception for digital services

The move comes as OMB is pushing agencies to create in-house digital services teams akin to GSA's 18F and its own U.S. Digital Service.

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Make the cloud fit like a nice suit

Successful cloud acquisition requires agency officials to “do your homework on your system,” says NIST’s Michaela Iorga.

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Council makes her case to take over tech at VA

LaVerne H. Council outlined her leadership style and plans to manage the VA's $4.2 billion in annual tech spending.

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NASA plays show-and-tell on the Hill

America's space agency took to Capitol Hill to show lawmakers the tech advances taxpayers' dollars are buying -- and how they could help humans reach Mars.

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CIO Scott: Fed tech 'is a contact sport'

FITARA is about relationships more than CIO authority, says the CIO with the most authority.

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'There's opportunity in FITARA'

For some agencies, the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and accompanying guidance dovetail with initiatives already begun. For others, implementation will be a tougher row to hoe.

Cloud SIN, space tech, fed data and transition planning

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OMB: New CIO authorities won't 'bottleneck' IT planning, acquisitions

Agency CIO jobs are about to get more powerful, and potentially more interesting.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.