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GSA releases fast-lane FedRAMP template

GSA unveiled the report template cloud service providers can use to get in the agency’s fast-lane program for FedRAMP approval.

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Two years of USDS: Obama's tech push going strong

The U.S. Digital Service turns two this week, and although the program is not without its critics, it gets good grades for the innovative technology services it brings to government.

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Understanding the not-so-scary state of bid protests

Vendor protests of huge contract awards are probably inevitable, but a federal procurement expert says that’s always been the case.

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Modular procurement and the dark side of the force

Agencies can't afford the risk that comes with IT Death Stars.

FBI ramps up IC3 visibility

The FBI wants to raise awareness about the Internet Crime Complaint Center among the public and local law enforcement agencies.

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Carper wants assurances on election cyber

The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee wants to make sure that the federal officials are doing their utmost to prevent voting hacks.

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Training the next generation of cyber specialists

The U.S. Cyber Challenge offers some of the country's top cyber professionals an immersive opportunity for instruction, hands-on experience and exposure to professional opportunities.

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Recruiting a top tech exec into government

GSA’s search for a commissioner to lead its Technology Transformation Service hinges on public-mindedness.

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DISA opens competition for massive IT services contract

The Defense Information Systems Agency has released its request for proposals for the Communications Capacity Services Contract -- a single-award, $902 million acquisition vehicle.

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Sprinting to solutions

A trio from Google Ventures shows what's possible when the agile mentality is applied to more than just code.

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Delays in Data Act standards could complicate compliance

A GAO report says the data transparency law holds considerable promise for ensuring that government money is well spent, but data schema and tools for agencies are not yet where they need to be.

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Understanding how FITARA grades are calculated

The Government Accountability Office scores agencies' implementation efforts -- and some of the metrics may surprise you.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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