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Sen. Hatch dives into the FAR

A key Senate committee wants to hear from vendors about how well agencies are following IT procurement rules.

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HHS explains intersection of cloud and HIPAA

The Department of Health and Human Services issued rules for how stewards of sensitive health data should approach cloud technology.

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OFPP releases category management draft proposal

A draft circular would institutionalize category management practices as standard operating procedure for federal procurement.

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Air Force has biggest cloud contract in 2016

The Air Force, Justice Department, Agriculture Department and DHS led the way on cloud contracting in fiscal 2016, according to a Deltek analysis.

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RCO speeds through startup phase

The Army’s new Rapid Capabilities Office fast-tracks its own startup as it seeks to close technological gaps on the modern battlefield.

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SEWP to pilot 'CIO Portal' for purchasing data

NASA's big contract vehicle plans to give more purchase data to agency CIOs and other top-level managers.

Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Officials: DOD must adapt to multi-domain warfare model

Top officials and generals argue the era of AirLand warfare is over and DOD needs to focus on a multi-domain approach that incorporates cyber, electronic warfare and other technological changes.

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How IT legislation can supercharge shared services

The IT modernization bill that passed the House could be fuel for shared services to get fully airborne in the next four years, according to OMB.

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4 ways RFP writing falls short

An analysis of five solicitations for contracts worth a total of $7 billion revealed a lack of clarity in agency RFPs

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Cybersecurity spending not at risk in election

A new study says DHS is likely to get money to continue cybersecurity programs, no matter who winds up in the White House, because the threat is too big to ignore.

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Exit interview with Anne Rung

The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

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Standards group releases guidelines on cyber information sharing

The Information Sharing and Analysis Organization Standards Organization has published initial guidelines on the establishment of ISAOs to promote private sector cybersecurity information sharing.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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