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Computer buying events look to leverage government scale

OMB is planning deals on laptops and desktops via its strategic sourcing program.

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White House threatens to veto Senate NDAA

The White House has threatened to veto the Senate version of the annual defense policy bill, citing opposition to key provisions on acquisition and cybersecurity policy, among a litany of other objections.

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FBI bullish on enterprise services

"It's a major change internally within the FBI [in] how we buy stuff," FBI Chief Acquisition Officer Paul Courtney said.

Acquire panel June 8, 2016

How agencies seek to shape the acquisition process

Revamping the federal acquisition process requires innovation and a creative approach to break with the way things have been done and appeal to the incoming workforce.

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Carper takes on acquisition in NDAA amendment

A proposed amendment to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act seeks to make broad but incremental changes to acquisition rules across government.

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The time for category management is now

And buy-in from leaders is the key to locking in lasting benefits.

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White House laments Cold War-era R&D structure

"Too often, the most agile and innovative companies are unwilling to work with government," the Office of Science and Technology Policy document says.

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House to vote on bill to trim federal software spend

A bill requiring agency CIOs to streamline software spending is expected to pass the House of Representatives on June 7.

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Social confusion: Looming records mandates and social media

NARA guidelines offer a starting point, but agencies must make some important determinations themselves.

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White House looks to save billions on software

New guidance from top IT and acquisition leadership is pushing the government to stop double-spending and overspending on software.

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House committee wants details on DOD, DHS West Coast offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking for information on the staffing and budget levels at the two agencies' Silicon Valley offices.

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DeSalvo makes business case for data sharing

The National Coordinator for Health IT emphasized three interdependent "drivers of success" for increased interoperability: a culture change around access to information, a business case for interoperability and the need for common standards.

The Fed 100

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

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