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GSA plans one-stop shop for Salesforce

Aiming to centralize government-wide professional services procurement for Salesforce support, the General Services Administration is launching a new, six-business-strong contract vehicle.

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What to make of OMB's software licensing initiative

While most of the IT community was Christmas shopping, the Obama administration unveiled a plan that could radically reshape IT acquisition.

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Exploiting tactical cyber intelligence

A new report from the Intelligence and National Security Alliance examines four keys to a successful cyber intelligence program.

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Will 2016 be the year the government gets email under control?

Agencies have until the end of 2016 to manage email records in electronic format, and early reports suggest that success may be possible.

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Patent application systems could be offline through Christmas

A power outage knocked out USPTO’s web services just ahead of the major holiday.

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FITARA set to pick up speed in 2016

Federal CIOs face more deadlines, but are taking new powers to heart.

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Coming in 2016: Cloud legislation

The New Year will bring a bill designed to streamline the way agencies fund, acquire and approve the move to cloud computing.

IRS programming glitch costs millions in errant tax refunds

A code error led to the IRS paying out tens of millions in suspect tax refunds that it meant to peg for further examination.

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Build or buy? Critical Census IT decisions loom in 2016

The coming year is full of critical milestones as the Census Bureau prepares for 2020, but fundamental strategy questions remain unanswered.

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Cyber threat agency navigates growing pains

The White House's plan for fusing cyber intelligence after the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment got off to a rocky start, but an insider says agency turf battles that appeared ready to unfold have been quieted.

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Truly committing to innovation and the cloud

Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.

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Clinton calls for 'Manhattan-like project' on encryption

Clinton has elevated her voice among current and former Obama administration officials warning of the potentially dire consequences of "going dark."