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USAJobs makeover is OPM's summer job this year

OPM plans to address problems with the federal job portal with an agile, continuous delivery approach this summer.

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Rethinking acquisition: Addressing the tectonic shift in telecom services

The General Services Administration is working hard to adapt to changing communications needs. Just don't call it a contract.

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The urgency behind DOD's acquisition reform efforts

Better Buying Power 3.0 has a geostrategic urgency and emphasis on cybersecurity that was missing from earlier iterations.

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Trade automation review, online SBA loans and a CIS retirement

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Focus on EIS transition pushes regional telecom contracts aside

GSA decides to cancel three "bridge" contracts, and says the EIS RFP will slip to September.

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USMC colonel calls for shakeup of cyber structure

Marine Col. Gregory Breazile, director of the Corps' C2/Cyber and Electronic Warfare Integration Division, says HQ "is not functionally aligned to support cyberspace operations."

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We're paying contractors how much?

GSA's 18F has a new tool aimed at saving money on a huge part of any contract's expense: people.

A cyber RFP re-do, USDA's new web portal, ITES-3S updates and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IRS breach highlights weakness of ‘knowledge-based’ security

By answering personal questions, hackers were able to access information for 100,000 taxpayers, revealing how vulnerable the IRS authentication system really is.

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When the agency CIO heads to Silicon Valley

Never mind the dress codes. The real divide between East and West is over how to build and for whom.

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The 'no' teams try saying 'yes, if'

Different departments with different goals can hamstring federal IT projects – especially when it comes to the lawyers. The fix lies in communication, early and often.

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FBI delayed privacy protection rules for Section 215 data, says IG

An IG report asserts that it should not "have taken 7 years … to develop minimization procedures" to protect the privacy of data.