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New procurement rule boosts price transparency

GSA hailed a big change to transactional data reporting rules for its Federal Supply Schedules Program as a pivotal moment in procurement.

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House bill funds OPM's IT modernization

Lawmakers recognize the importance of OPM's IT infrastructure overhaul, but also the pitfalls the project has run into in the past.

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VA secretary presses Congress on funding for modernization

Robert McDonald said his agency can be modernized but not without the help of Congress.

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Why small bites make sense for cloud

An experienced federal hand at cloud services acquisition recommends not going all in right away.

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Supreme Court sharpens False Claims Act definitions

A recent Supreme Court ruling covering the False Claims Act is going to change the way contractors do business with the federal government.

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The three-month FedRAMP approach

The FedRAMP team is bullish on getting cloud service providers through the approval process in a single quarter, thanks to its new pre-assessment phase.

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Ex-White House officials call for reform of zero-day disclosures

Having a clearly-defined vulnerability equities process bound by an executive order would build public trust and improve accountability, according to Ari Schwartz and Rob Knake

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DOD officials say IT acquisition rules still woefully outdated

Acquisition reform has typically been iterative, via the annual defense policy bill. That approach has still left acquisition officials wanting for a means of speeding up the process.

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White House looks to put more muscle behind cyber plan

White House tech officials are looking to put more weight behind CNAP for the next administration.

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$3 billion worth of IT is about to kick the bucket

Federal CIO Tony Scott is again warning that the government faces a crisis of outmoded IT.

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Davie takes over as IT Category manager

GSA's Mary Davie steps in to manage IT category

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GSA to break out cyber services in Schedule 70

The administration wants to change how agencies buy cybersecurity services as part of a $19 billion plan to tighten federal information security.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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