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Claire McCaskill

NTIS: Innovative facilitator or redundant middleman?

Sen. Tom Coburn told National Technical Information Service Director Bruce Borzino, "Our goal is to eliminate you as an agency."

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Strategic sourcing’s subtle effects on small business

The emphasis on pricing can work to squeeze small firms out of the running for contracts, says a senior Hill staffer.

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GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking

Meet the leaders behind all those audits.

Gene Dodaro

GAO: Q&A with Gene Dodaro

Richard Cohen recently sat down with Gene Dodaro to discuss his experiences in working with the GAO.

Robert McDonald

Nominee promises digital answers to VA problems

The Obama administration’s attempt to turn the page at the Veterans Affairs Department moved to Congress with the confirmation hearing of Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald.

Steve Goodrich

3 ways to get more out of the Data Act

An expert in government management and transformation argues more is required of Congress and agencies alike.

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Security checks, Moore's law, spectrum sharing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Senate would trim president's defense IT budget by $500M

Lawmakers said the lower funding level “will help prioritize and better target non-cybersecurity IT investments in an era of fiscal constraint.”

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Is there a future for the General Schedule?

Reforming the civil service would be a heavy lift, but members of Congress have little patience for the status quo.

Frank Kendall

DOD acquisition reform focused on people, not processes

Undersecretary Frank Kendall sees cultural change taking root among the Pentagon's 150,000-strong acquisition workforce.

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Senate panel slams canceled Air Force IT program

A report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations blasted the Air Force’s “cultural resistance to change.”

DOD and climate, Anonymous threats, cyber NATO and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.