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White House laments Cold War-era R&D structure

"Too often, the most agile and innovative companies are unwilling to work with government," the Office of Science and Technology Policy document says.

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House to vote on bill to trim federal software spend

A bill requiring agency CIOs to streamline software spending is expected to pass the House of Representatives on June 7.

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Social confusion: Looming records mandates and social media

NARA guidelines offer a starting point, but agencies must make some important determinations themselves.

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White House looks to save billions on software

New guidance from top IT and acquisition leadership is pushing the government to stop double-spending and overspending on software.

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House committee wants details on DOD, DHS West Coast offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking for information on the staffing and budget levels at the two agencies' Silicon Valley offices.

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DeSalvo makes business case for data sharing

The National Coordinator for Health IT emphasized three interdependent "drivers of success" for increased interoperability: a culture change around access to information, a business case for interoperability and the need for common standards.

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Build or buy? Census chooses both

The Census Bureau is planning a hybrid approach to its data collection for 2020 and beyond.

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Knowledge is power in software purchasing

The agency software inventories required under the draft category management policy will be treasure maps that lead to efficient, effective, streamlined buying and unprecedented savings.

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Hardware first up in NGEN re-compete

Navy officials are interested in carving out a separate contract for hardware-as-a-service in the re-compete of the Next Generation Enterprise Network.

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Feds seek contractor emissions data

A proposed new Federal Acquisitions Regulation rule would require federal suppliers to supply yearly greenhouse gas emissions data.

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NPPD gets funding bump in Senate bill

DHS cybersecurity directorate funding edges north of $1.8 billion, as federal cyber risks gain traction as a policy priority.

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CIO Scott pushes $3.1B IT fund as Congress probes legacy tech

Agencies have spent almost $23 billion on legacy IT over the past three years, according to reports to Congress. Is a revolving fund the answer?