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Library of Congress rudderless on IT, says GAO

To help fix the lack of strategic direction, GAO suggested the world's biggest library hire a permanent CIO.

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'A tale of two contracting methods'

As the comment period ends for GSA's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract vehicle, it begins for the Alliant 2 GWAC. Industry experts say there are some interesting contrasts.

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How to fire a fed

According to the Government Accountability Office, it's usually slowly, and with much trepidation.

Micheline Casey

Fed banking on new data sources

Siloed data could provide a near real-time impression of the health of the economy, says Federal Reserve Board CDO Micheline Casey.

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Truckers, GAO take exception to DoT mobile data app

Trucking industry groups and a Government Accountability Office analyst say the app's raw data can lead to inaccurate conclusions about carrier safety.

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A FedRAMP OK for Huddle, a server relocation dispute and national lab leadership changes

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

U.S. Digital Service

Mikey Dickerson on failures and fixes

The head of the U.S. Digital Service found that the joys of public service can overcome even sleep deprivation.

Arati Prabhakar

DARPA director warns against 'corrosion' of sequestration

The fiscal 2016 budget request for DARPA is about $3 billion, but Arati Prabhakar says research would suffer if automatic cuts resume.

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Tony Scott's 'people agenda'

Integrating USDS staff with the existing IT workforce will be "one of the trickier things we have to do," says the new U.S. CIO.

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Guthrie, Matsui renew bid to compensate federal agencies for spectrum

Under current law, agencies have no incentives to make more efficient use of their spectrum, curtail operations or share with other agencies.

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Necessity is the mother of Navy acquisition reform

The Navy's Innovation Cell is designed to speed up a lumbering acquisition system by getting vendors involved earlier in the process.

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SEWP winners and cyber legislation

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

The 2015 Federal 100

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