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Federal websites will be required to tack on the "s" for "secure" by the end of next year.

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Report: State Department needs to rethink use of tech

A National Research Council study suggests utilizing NGOs to help Foggy Bottom identify growing trends in science and technology.

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OFPP issues guidance on reverse auctions

GAO studies have shown increasing use of reverse auctions, including some instances where they weren't used very effectively.

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CJS funding bill would limit high-tech surveillance

Several provisions in the Commerce-Justice-Science bill would bar the use of funds for various surveillance activities.

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Health IT, one-stop convenience pitched as NITAAC advantages

Sorting out the alphabet soup of federal acquisition options means focusing on what your agency values most.

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GSA sees common cause with SEWP, NITAAC

There is inherent tension among the various IT sources for federal buyers, but GSA's Mary Davie says there is plenty of business to go around.

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GSA agile RFP expected this week

The goal of the proposed blanket purchase agreement would be to decrease software acquisition cycles to less than four weeks.

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Rethinking acquisition: Addressing the tectonic shift in telecom services

The General Services Administration is working hard to adapt to changing communications needs. Just don't call it a contract.

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The urgency behind DOD's acquisition reform efforts

Better Buying Power 3.0 has a geostrategic urgency and emphasis on cybersecurity that was missing from earlier iterations.

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Focus on EIS transition pushes regional telecom contracts aside

GSA decides to cancel three "bridge" contracts, and says the EIS RFP will slip to September.

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We're paying contractors how much?

GSA's 18F has a new tool aimed at saving money on a huge part of any contract's expense: people.

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NARA preps for new info control rules

The government has let "a thousand flowers bloom" with regard to marking sensitive information, but that is about to change.