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Indie CIOs fall under FITARA's scope

A spending bill provision expands CIO budget authority to independent agencies, but whether or how agencies will actually change their operations is an open question.

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GOP report slams the whole government on FOIA

A new report highlights how onerous the process of obtaining government documents has become, despite the advent of electronic records.

Getting back on the $3,500-or-less horse

18F is retrying the micro-purchase reverse auction format that netted a $1 code project last year, though the outfit plans to shake things up eventually.

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HASC tackles acquisition bureaucracy

Lawmakers at a Jan. 7 House Armed Services Committee hearing explored both structural and technological challenges to acquisition reform.

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TSA shows progress on acquisitions

Lawmakers see signs of maturity in the Transportation Security Administration's acquisition process, but challenges remain.

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Wish they all could be... (Part II)

How can the innovation culture of Silicon Valley help government technology? Two experts count the ways.

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NITAAC cuts fees on its IT contracts

The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center reduced the fees it charges federal customers to use its GWACs.

Should Congress budget on a two-year cycle?

A biennial budget bill is being pushed in Congress, but many lawmakers and industry experts are skeptical of a two-year cycle for appropriations.

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FAA chief: 181,000 drones registered on gov website

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, speaking at CES, stressed the safety implications of drone registration and the release of a new app for drone users.

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Pentagon CIO issues IT services directive

The directive is the latest move in an ongoing effort by CIO Terry Halvorsen to standardize how all defense agencies measure their IT performance.

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IG blasts DOD CIO for lack of cloud metrics

The Department of Defense doesn't know whether it is getting cost savings from cloud computing, and may be inviting security risks in the process, according to the Pentagon's inspector general.

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GSA plans one-stop shop for Salesforce

Aiming to centralize government-wide professional services procurement for Salesforce support, the General Services Administration is launching a new, six-business-strong contract vehicle.

FCW in Print

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

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