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Navy paying millions for Windows XP, other dated products

The Navy has awarded a $9.1 million contract to Microsoft for dated products including Windows XP, which the firm stopped providing updates for over a year ago.

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IT tools can help declassification backlog, but is there funding?

Three pilot projects designed to prove out the software-based analysis concept have convinced members of the Public Interest Declassification Board that some level of automation can be introduced into the declassification process.

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GSA Schedule tools expanding

As options expand, some of the "wiggle room" in Multiple Awards Schedule pricing is being winnowed out.

Gen. Mark Bowman

Joint Chiefs official blasts cultural resistance to major IT projects

Two of the Pentagon's major IT security initiatives face problems from the ranks, laments Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman.

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GSA, SEWP, NITAAC collaborate on computer needs

Acquisition managers surveyed users at 26 federal agencies about what kinds of laptops and desktops are most commonly used, and used the input to set baseline configurations.

Katherine Archuleta

OPM head touts cyber revamp, mum on who’s to blame for breach

Appearing before a Senate committee was a peaceful affair for OPM Director Katherine Archuleta compared to the tongue-lashing she got in the House last week, but she still faced tough questions – and couldn't answer all of them.

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House passes check on Internet transition, multiple DHS measures

In addition to demanding review of any change to the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, legislators pushed for IT consolidation, improved communications and other reforms for DHS component agencies.

Founder and CEO, Shared Services Leadership Coalition, John Marshall.

Federal shared services: Why legislation is necessary

The White House could use a push to pick up the pace on shared services and lock in the benefits for future administrations.

Dave Wennergren is the Senior Vice President of Technology Policy for the Professional Services Council.

Valuing cybersecurity outcomes instead of oversight

Although the government has made progress on cybersecurity, we need to make better use of the tools we have.

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FedBid emerging from a tough winter, says CEO

"Nine months ago we had 75 agency customers. We still have 75 agency customers," says former OFPP head Joe Jordan.

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White House: IRS, OMB appropriations bill increases cyber risk

Republicans pointed out that the IRS has authority to reallocate some of its funding, and also criticized agency spending on employee bonuses and union activity.

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IT acquisition teams and agile data management

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