Policy


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The critical role CIOs play in e-discovery

CIOs might initially feel out of place in the world of e-discovery, but their information expertise is essential to the process, writes Recommind's Phil Favro.

Michael Basla AF CIO

Air Force CIO: Restructuring key to information dominance

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla says IT budget reporting is a "deficiency" that he hopes to begin to address before his retirement in November.

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GSA details schedule consolidation

The initiative, scheduled for completion late next year, is aimed at reducing redundant acquisition programs.

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Task force taps the brakes on interoperability

The seamless transfer of health data could mean large incumbent providers lose market advantage and the ability to act as information gatekeepers.

Frank Kendall

Can Better Buying Power 3.0 preserve America's tech edge?

Kendall, Hagel make the geopolitical case for improving defense acquisition as the Pentagon prepares to announce the latest version of its reform program.

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Program management: The contractor's role

Here is what it takes, both officially and informally, to make the partnership between an agency and a contractor succeed.

House Majority Leader John Boehner (AP photos)

Budget capitulations

Congress no longer even tries to get real appropriations done by Sept. 30. Here's the fiscal 2015 reality.

The perils of petascale IT projects

Why SBInet, HealthCare.gov and ECSS are just the beginning of large-scale IT project failures.

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GSA: No freeze on adding vendors to services schedules

Agency had planned a pause, but found a better solution that can accommodate new additions.

Michael Hettinger

Federal acquisition: Art or science?

Mike Hettinger argues that we need acquisition officials who understand not only the letter of the FAR, but also the spirit of its intent.

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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.