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Lankford cites almost a half-trillion in government waste

A Republican senator's annual government waste report cites IT boondoggles, programs with insufficient oversight and structural impediments to efficient hiring.

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The analog keys to a smart digital strategy

Clear business cases, careful user interviews and strategic outside alliances can be far more important than the technology itself.

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Fallout from Twitter summons reveals widespread CBP violations

The Customs and Border Protection's attempt to out a rogue employee on Twitter earlier this year has revealed other abuses of authority, a watchdog finds.

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$50B Alliant 2 brings big management challenges

With 61 vendors and counting on GSA's newest governmentwide acquisition contract award, effective management is key to making Alliant 2 work for agencies and industry alike.

State CIO to step down

Frontis Wiggins will retire from federal service after a 32-year career.

Should Congress protect agricultural data?

Health and finanical information are subject to special treatment under the law -– and some experts are wondering if agricultural data should get similar protection.

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A modest proposal to improve government IT

Alan Balutis and Don Upson debate the wisdom of a cabinet-level IT shop -- and a thorough reorganization of about a dozen other agencies.

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How does civil service efficiency square with agency reorgs?

While shared services and other tech can help streamline government, federal workforce experts are skeptical about whether budget cuts can spur productivity.


NDAA brings back drone registration

The defense bill restores FAA registration requirements for small-drone operators, after rules were struck down by the Court of Appeals.

What are voting machine companies doing about cyber?

Five voting machine companies responded to questions from Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and largely downplayed the threat to their products, pointing to other dangers in the election system.

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GSA announces Alliant 2 awards

Long-awaited IT services GWAC includes 61 firms.

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WT wants your take on the agency-contractor relationship

Washington Technology is seeking government input for its latest survey.

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