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Earmarks by another name

Legislators have a new way of targeting spending that could bring benefits and burdens for agencies.

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Smith named CTO, Holder and Clapper back reforms, and McAfee hails Heartbleed

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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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600 million reasons to embrace Energy Star

Congress may mandate more data center efficiency, but CIOs shouldn't wait.

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GCN Award winners, online privacy, Syrian malware and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Here we go again

Wasn't last year's budget deal supposed to make appropriations easy?

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HHS cloud plans, a key IT vacancy and talk of a cyber-specific service branch

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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No on FITARA, yes on wearable gear, maybe on JSF software

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Clock is running out on procurement reform

Information Technology Industry Council officials are "not optimistic" lawmakers will act on acquisition changes before the end of the 113th Congress.

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13 things that are about to change at VA

With a new secretary in place and reform legislation headed for the president's desk, Department of Veterans Affairs IT and management practices have some big revisions ahead.

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House formally authorizes CBP for first time

The agency tasked with border security has lacked clear statutory authority.

The 2015 Federal 100

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