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Better Buying Power 3.0: How the Pentagon hopes to save its technological advantage

The next phase of defense acquisition reform is an effort to balance strategic spending on technology with budget pressures.

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DHS and KeyPoint hiring, Brennan defending and drones flying

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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More China hacking, a deputy director for OPM and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cooper back in the saddle at Commerce

After a 40-year career, Steve Cooper came out of retirement to take the CIO reins at the sprawling agency.

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Issa report paints picture of strife, factionalism in run-up to HealthCare.gov launch

IT leaders at the Health and Human Services Department considered pushing for a limited launch to test for problems, but were rebuffed.

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Census data scandal 'not as bad as we initially thought'

A Commerce Department IG report and a joint congressional investigation effectively cleared the Philadelphia Census office of allegations that it manipulated data for political purposes but found plenty of other problems.

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Sharpe explains what's in the hallways

The head of the Federal Acquisition Service says “category hallways” will be beacons to federal buyers and suppliers looking for ways to manage the procurement process.

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VA accepts contractors' offer of help with scheduling

The Northern Virginia Technology Council volunteered its services in June to help the Veterans Affairs Department fix its patient scheduling system.

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Uncle Sam's List goes public

The formerly feds-only project is a one-stop shop for agencies to find and buy shared services.

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CDM dashboard stirs second contractor controversy

Agiliance is complaining that two companies involved in the Department of Homeland Security's acquisition engaged in questionable joint marketing.

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'You need to talk in terms of operational impact'

Tales from the trenches about why it's so hard to get buy-in for cyber and other IT initiatives.

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Navy, HP tout NGEN as a model for IT services

The Navy’s Next Generation Enterprise Network is slated for full operation throughout the service on Oct. 1.