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Report: State Department needs to rethink use of tech

A National Research Council study suggests utilizing NGOs to help Foggy Bottom identify growing trends in science and technology.

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OFPP issues guidance on reverse auctions

GAO studies have shown increasing use of reverse auctions, including some instances where they weren't used very effectively.

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Are you one of the 4 million? Here's what to watch for

OPM is partnering with CSID to try to manage the fallout from a massive breach of some 4 million federal personnel records.


Mobile app criteria, new Snowden revelations and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

4 million feds exposed in massive OPM breach

U.S. officials reportedly suspect China’s involvement in the hack.

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Health IT, one-stop convenience pitched as NITAAC advantages

Sorting out the alphabet soup of federal acquisition options means focusing on what your agency values most.

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'More lapdog than watchdog'

A glut of acting inspectors general is a threat to effective agency oversight, watchdog groups told senators in a hearing that focused on speeding up the confirmation process.

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Insider threats, dashboard light, drone traffic control and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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HHS Buyers Club tees up second RFP

The HHS acquisition innovator is looking for a vendor to handle a web overhaul for the Office of Population Affairs.

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GSA sees common cause with SEWP, NITAAC

There is inherent tension among the various IT sources for federal buyers, but GSA's Mary Davie says there is plenty of business to go around.

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To meet new threats, IRS might need an old tool

In the wake of a massive breach, the IRS says it can stay one step ahead with more money -- and a special hiring authority.

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GSA agile RFP expected this week

The goal of the proposed blanket purchase agreement would be to decrease software acquisition cycles to less than four weeks.