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  • Cloud Computing
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    Dealing with the FedRAMP deadline

    A day ahead of GSA's deadline for cloud service providers to be certified, both government and vendors say they have seen an evolution in attitudes and strategies. 06/04/2014

  • Congress
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    Senate panel OKs $51 billion for Commerce, Justice, Science

    An early look shows broad agreement between House and Senate appropriators, but some battles still loom over the details of tech policy. 06/03/2014

  • Open Data
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    FDA launches data platform

    The FDA is releasing an API to collect far-flung data on adverse drug reactions for use by developers as part of an open-data strategy. 06/02/2014

  • Workforce
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    Avoiding the Senior Executive Service

    While Congress takes potshots at pay and bonuses, top government executives say the SES is being decimated by morale problems and a reluctance of talented managers to join their ranks. 05/30/2014

  • First Person
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    David McClure: Know when to shift gears

    The outgoing leader of GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies discusses the value of moving from government to industry and back. 05/30/2014

  • Defense
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    Pentagon running behind on contracting database

    Though the contracting system is relatively low-tech -- its underlying application cost less than $1 million -- it could have profound implications for DOD policy planning. 05/29/2014

  • Budget

    Sequestration gummed up IT plans

    Budget cuts caused several agencies to rework plans for funding IT projects or dispense with them altogether, says a GAO report. 05/28/2014

  • Contracting
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    Contractors buoyant about fiscal 2015

    With a year of fiscal calm on the horizon, federal contractors are forecasting a jump in revenue, according to a Deltek survey. 05/27/2014

  • Acquisition
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    SEWP explores strategic sourcing for PCs

    OMB directed a new Workstations Commodity Team to develop a way to quickly compare contracting vehicles that offer similar devices and services. 05/27/2014

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    What's so scary about performance ratings?

    Of course metrics can reflect factors outside your control. But that, Steve Kelman argues, is "why God invented multiple regression." 05/27/2014

  • People
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    Who is Shaun Donovan?

    Meet the housing expert, cross-government policy leader, and trained architect who is President Barack Obama's pick to take over OMB. 05/23/2014

  • Law Enforcement
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    DOJ recording policy raises tech questions

    Recording suspect interviews presents the department with the challenge of how it will create and store the information. 05/23/2014

  • Cybersecurity
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    Mueller: Cyber experts need offline investigative skills

    While agencies scramble to recruit cyber talent, former FBI Director Robert Mueller notes that law enforcement skills are also needed. 05/22/2014

  • Innovation
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    Remembering the human element in innovation

    Tighter budgets could be a catalyst for rethinking how government operates, says OMB's Kathryn Stack. 05/22/2014

  • Acquisition
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    Vendors getting mixed messages on cybersecurity

    The sometimes-confusing guidance on acquisition and supply line protection rules is leaving some potential industry partners flummoxed. 05/22/2014

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