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Getting government ready for the Internet of Things

A new study urges agencies to embrace the IoT while also instituting adequate security and privacy protections.

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Moving forward with FITARA

Agency CIOs can lead real and lasting change with the help of other government leaders and old-school performance grades.

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GAO nixes Peace Corps' email plans

Auditors ruling on a bid protest could bring clarity to how follow-on contracts should be handled.

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Sun could be setting on DUNS

Open-government advocates have long criticized the reliance on the proprietary DUNS identifier in federal contracting, and it appears that some agencies are listening.

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Federal shared services -- is the third time the charm?

The creation of a new oversight office in GSA leaves many critical issues unresolved, but it's an important improvement nonetheless.

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Clock ticking on FITARA implementation

There's much to do in a short amount of time to make the IT reforms in FITARA work, leaders say.

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Is the 25-year-old CFO Act ready for the future?

The CFO Act has solved many of the problems it was intended to fix, but top federal financial managers are often too busy with compliance to deal with higher-level challenges, according to a new report.

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Next-generation IT governance

CIOs must find ways to nudge mission partners toward smarter investment decisions.

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OPM broke the rules with its breach cleanup contract, says agency watchdog

A forthcoming inspector general report will delve into how the IG says OPM violated procurement regulations with its $20 million post-breach services award to Winvale.

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What can civilian agencies learn from DOD's Better Buying Power?

The Pentagon's acquisition reform initiative is in its third iteration. A new report examines how it's working and gleans possible lessons for the rest of government.

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AT&T on board for Einstein, U.S.-U.K.run joint financial cyber exercise and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Why candidates are missing the point on cyber

Hacking China back is not the solution to American cyber vulnerability, experts warn. Voters need to start demanding that presidential candidates take a deeper look at the issue.

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