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New policies are cause for contractor optimism

Several activities in the new Congress signal a shift in spending and strategy that will require increased support from contractors.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) at a July 2012 joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee for Veterans Affairs (DOD Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

Pentagon oversight, cyber sharing, a DISA departure and a SOTU preview

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Shared financial management

SEC data, federal pay raise, broadband proposals and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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White House lays out ideas for information sharing

The Obama administration is hoping enhanced privacy provisions can make a long-stalled proposal more palatable to the Senate.

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Tech panels, IoT caucus, a Marine at DIA and CNN’s drones

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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President pivots to cyberspace

The White House has begun rolling out a series of cyber-related legislative proposals targeting both consumer and national security issues.

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DHS approps, CISPA returns, Senate Web and more

New and notes from around the federal IT community.

Wikipedia image: Sean J. Stackley, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research Development and Acquisition, administers the oath of office to Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder during a promotion ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard before a change of command ceremony where he relieved Rear Adm. Nevin Carr as Chief of Naval Research.

Top Navy official asks Congress to strip out acquisition regulations

The new Congress should focus reform efforts on doing away with existing regulations rather than adding new ones, says the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.

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Why Congress should look back before charging ahead

FITARA has the potential to force real change, Alan Balutis writes -- but not if legislators take their eyes off the ball on implementation.

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Feds' procurement shortcomings a threat to industry

Bob Davis argues that the lack of a strong federal procurement workforce is not just a government problem -- and it’s time for industry to get involved in solving it.

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Senate moves to open-data format

Government watchdogs called the move "great news for the ecosystem."

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'CIOs shouldn't have five-year plans'

Funding is set for another year, but federal IT managers say they still need to keep their eye on the budget ball.

The 2015 Federal 100

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