Mike Rogers (R-Mich.)

Former House Intel chair: Info sharing could start in 30 days

The former Michigan representative lamented the lack of cybersecurity information sharing, and said if we could put politics aside, the nation would be safer in very short order.

room of computers

OMB bars new desktop, laptop contracts

The White House is pushing a plan to restrict the buying of office computers to a few key contracts to keep prices down.

GSA art collection: Flamingo by Alexander Calder.

GSA puts its art collection online, Category management goes big and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

audit paperwork

When a 'short-term' extension is a bridge too far, 3D printing at the Pentagon and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Buying code with credit cards

18F is experimenting with a fast-paced reverse-auction acquisition model that could, potentially, enable agile projects to get code delivered and paid for in a week.

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Can tech streamline the 2020 Census and save $5B?

The Census Bureau announced plans to fold in new technology and third party data into its 2020 population count, but questions remain about the viability of the Bureau's enterprise IT.

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NDAA would change cyber acquisition, Gross tapped for CIO post at FDIC and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Roadmapping: A key tool for FITARA compliance

A technology roadmap can help agencies reap the benefits FITARA has to offer. Here are the four stages of a successful effort.

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The DARPA seal of approval, GSA's crowded hallways and NASA's big giveaway

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Senate to tackle CISA after mid-October break

After a summer of delays, an information sharing bill appears poised to move in the Senate.

Jerry McGinn, Principal Deputy Director at Office of the Secretary of Defense.

DOD looks to predict key defense markets

The Defense Department should take a “more proactive and predictive approach” to identifying key technologies in the defense industrial base that need nurturing, a Pentagon official said Oct. 5.

Kelly Olson

Challenge.gov keeps eyes on the prize

At age 5, Challenge.gov is opening doors to the federal market for problem solvers, but it may never be a vehicle for large-scale IT projects.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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