Common standards don't come easily, but the demands of complying with the Data Act could give agencies a leg up when migrating to a financial shared-services provider.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The latest White House contracting directive singles out vendors while ignoring a much broader problem, says Alan Chvotkin of the Professional Services Council.
Steve Kelman spotlights a provision that could make smart procurement even harder.
The flood of unaccompanied minors to the southern border has highlighted the need for more efficient and effective technologies to track both documented and undocumented immigrants.
The agency tasked with border security has lacked clear statutory authority.
The measure, introduced by Reps. Eshoo, Connolly, Hanna and Swalwell, would establish an executive branch office to review select projects for cost overruns.
Steve Kelman explains what agencies can learn from a TSA contest's coverage on the NBC Nightly News.
Acquisition experts say reformers need to focus on the larger issues, such as attracting talented innovators.
A closer partnership between records management and IT leaders will make digitization seamless and foster a more open government.
Congress mulls how to reassert federal support for nanotechnology as experts suggest researchers are less likely to ply their trade here if funding continues to wane.
The measures, all passed easily, deal with information sharing, technology procurement and the DHS workforce.
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