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Small business contracts: Digging into agencies' performance

The percentage of contracts going to small businesses varies widely from agency to agency -- and the patterns for specific small-business types are even more interesting.

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e-QIP fallout and more phishing schemes

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA ponders partnership with DISA on telecom

GSA is including a clause in the EIS contract to bring it in line with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation System.

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Unlike Clinger and Cohen, Connolly says he's here to stay

The authors of the last big federal IT reform law left Congress soon after enactment. Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly says "we're going to continue to watch over" FITARA implementation.

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NASA still a great place to be a boss

The Department of Labor experienced the most improvement in a survey of Senior Executive Service satisfaction, while Defense and Veterans Affairs continued to lag the field.

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First, admit you have a problem

Greg Godbout's advice to agencies confronted with data-based evidence of a project's failure? Admit you messed up and quickly change direction.

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CIO Scott seeks new framework for government cloud

Federal CIO Tony Scott wants to re-imagine government processes for cloud.

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OPM yanks background check system offline

Weeks after first disclosing massive breaches, OPM has shuttered a vital background check system.

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McCormack details changes at DHS CIO office

The moves include the promotion of Deputy CIO Margie Graves, the appointment of CTO Michael Hermus and creation of a new deputy CIO post.

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NGA prepares directive to speed acquisition

NGA Deputy Director Susan Gordon says coming guidance will put tangible policy behind the agency’s oft-stated goal of more quickly deploying technologies.

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Eagerly awaited agile BPA is delayed

18F's novel agile procurement attempt is pushed back while the agency works to answer all the vendor questions pouring in.

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Turns out these walls can talk

Linking buildings to monitoring systems is becoming increasingly sophisticated, and GSA is hoping to use the IoT to cut costs and boost energy efficiency.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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