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Wish they all could be...

The administration is right to be building bridges with the tech community. But there's talent to be found outside California.

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GSA mulls new cloud acquisition vehicle

The General Services Administration wants to home in on the needs of federal cloud customers as it considers replacing soon-to-expire blanket purchase agreements.

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What will Paul Ryan’s speakership mean for federal workers?

Groups representing federal workers worry that Speaker Ryan will back pay freezes for federal workers and steep cuts to federal benefits as part of plans to balance the budget.


CSC, Netcracker fined for using uncleared coders in classified DISA work

Russian programmers worked on classified military communications code, according to a whistleblower complaint.

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IG's oppose records proposal, Congress concerned about car hacks and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Hiring astronauts on USAJobs, undersea cable worries and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Report Card

House panel hands out failing grades for FITARA implementation

Agencies aren't living up to expectations in key areas of IT acquisition reform legislation, according to a congressional report card.

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Chaffetz wants to rein in stingrays, GSA hits OASIS milestone and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Dodging 'fatal errors' for Census 2020 tech

With an agile, iterative testing model, the Census Bureau is hoping to avoid repeating the mobile meltdown of 2010 as it tries to technologically streamline -- and secure -- the 2020 count.

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Bureau of Reclamation sprinting to patch

A trio of awards speaks to the new culture of cybersecurity urgency pervading even smaller, removed-from-D.C. federal outfits.

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Pentagon steps up private-sector cyber exchanges

The Defense Department is trying to draw cybersecurity expertise from the private sector while sharing its own lessons learned.

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How telework breeds loneliness for the office-dwellers left behind

Telework is great for those who need it and can capitalize on distributed work. But a new study shows the morale of those left behind can suffer as telework programs expand -- and can spark an office exodus rooted in loneliness, not necessity.