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Watchdog warns on GSA's contracting data trial

A pilot at the government's contracting hub isn't producing the data it promised and threatens pricing transparency, according to the inspector general at the General Services Administration.

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GSA on target with schedule consolidation

The General Services Administration expects to publish a consolidated Multiple Award Schedule on day one of fiscal year 2020.

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DOD looks to expand drone industrial base amid supply chain concerns

Ellen Lord, DOD’s undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, told reporters that it couldn’t use commercially available and popular drones made by DJI, a China-based firm.

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Why GSA buys tech from NASA SEWP

The General Services Administration is the government's hub acquisition, so the agency's IG is wondering why it's buying tech from NASA's big IT contract.

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Lawmaker sounds alarm on supply chain risk

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) wants the Defense Department to shore up cyber vulnerabilities in the defense supply chain and says the newly formed Cyberspace Solarium Commission could help.

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How a mature FedRAMP sets the stage for more ambitious cloud projects

Cloud adoption is being driven by broader pressure on agencies and maturation of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.

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Supply chain concerns make GSA rethink refurbished IT

GSA is thinking about taking the rebuilt IT equipment special item number off Schedule 70 as part of a larger overhaul.

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IC looks to stand up a new enterprise IT program office

The intelligence community wants to stand up a new program executive office to help develop new IT capabilities.

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GSA extends price data pilot

The Transactional Data Reporting project will run for an additional year.

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Can EIS stay on schedule?

With a fall deadline looming, so far just three awards have been made against the $50 billion governmentwide Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecom modernization contract.

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Navy elevates CIO role

The Navy is establishing a new special assistant to the secretary for information management/CIO to enforce cybersecurity standards, have a say in IT acquisition and develop data and digital strategies.

Windows 7 woes crash into 2020 election cycle

Financial, technical and bureaucratic hurdles are making it more difficult for states to patch their election-related software and move on from an expiring Windows operating system.

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