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A better path to fair and reasonable pricing

The Commercial Sales Practices approach sets a trap that can snare even diligent contractors. Government and industry both deserve a smarter solution.

Tech Lady Hackathon (July 26, 2014)

I am woman, hear me code

The third annual D.C. hackathon for women in tech is taking place Aug. 8 -- part of a much larger effort to diversify the IT ranks.

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IED-toting drones, NSA on GitHub, a new OASIS dashboard and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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DOE launching renewable energy pilot

Web-based "central assistance platform" to anchor effort to fund national labs' partnerships with small businesses to develop clean energy technology.

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A successful cyber sprint, with a questionable finish line

The federal CIO says agencies have beefed up security during his 30-day push -- but the sprint is just the beginning.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Should the clearance system be taken away from OPM?

Two lawmakers want to find a new home for the security clearance database that was breached.

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Whistleblower worries, FEMA's personnel data and DARPA's cyber competition

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Kris van Riper is a managing director at CEB and Dylan Moses is a research analyst at CEB.

Boosting employees’ security awareness

By designing security training tailored to employees’ behavior, agencies can quickly reduce risk -- and save time and money

FCW magazine

Let's talk about Alliant 2

The General Services Administration is going to great lengths to gather feedback on its IT services GWAC. Will it make for a better acquisition vehicle?

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OPM: 21.5M impacted by background-check breach

Agency details results of an "interagency forensic investigation," plans for assisting affected individuals.

Katherine Archuleta

OPM director refuses to resign amid new hack revelations

Officials detailed the timing of the two breaches and confirmed that they were executed by the same "actor."

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Fixing FISMA, blaming … someone, and another lawsuit

Lawmakers wrestled with the regulatory shortcomings that helped allow the OPM breach to happen as they continued the search for someone to blame. Employee unions, on the other hand, know whom they're blaming.

The 2015 Federal 100

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

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