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GSA mulls recompete of SAM.gov contract

The General Services Administration granted IBM a six-month $16 million extension on its contract to operate and modernize the SAM.gov system as the agency considers whether to put the business up for bidding.

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Are federal agencies doing enough with social media?

Despite federal agencies' increasing use of social media use, many employees believe their organizations could improve.

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GSA looks to streamline buying policies

Acquisition leaders are driving new policies to allow agencies to combine purchases and speed negotiations with vendors.

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PEO structure survives Army Futures reorg, for now

The new Army Futures Command aims to meld all of the service's modernization efforts under one command, but for now the Army program executive officer structure will remain in place.

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Border wall still looms large in FY19 funding talks

With time growing short on the appropriations calendar, border wall funding could still be an issue when it comes to keeping the government open in October.

The road to cyber hell was paved with good intentions

A series of well-intended cloud initiatives have left agencies with unforeseen security challenges, but overcoming them is not hard if you know where to look.

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DHS cyber office plans $640M in buying through 2020

The critical infrastructure cyber protection directorate will likely spin out more than half a billion in procurements through various components.

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DHS seeks help with IT supply chain

The Department of Homeland Security is looking for an unclassified source of information about potential cybersecurity risks in the IT supply chain.

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Is Trump clearing the (policy) decks for cyberwar?

Reports that the Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era directive guiding the use of offensive cyber operations has cybersecurity experts pondering what, if anything, has replaced it.

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Cloud migration made easy

As OMB readies its Cloud Smart strategy, a key government executive shares four keys to successful cloud migrations.

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Zielinski to take over as GSA's top IT buyer

With Kay Ely's coming departure, longtime federal IT presence Bill Zielinski is taking over as assistant commissioner of the IT category at the Federal Acquisition Service.

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Budget uncertainty is routine. What makes 2018 different?

Continuing resolutions and funding uncertainty have been the "new normal" for years, but experts at the Professional Services Council say that this year presents new challenges.

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