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USAF edges toward an agile future

Air Force IT acquisition lead Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel said that agile didn't make the program objectives memo for 2020 but an embrace of agile development remains a goal.

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GSA wants input on cyber services buying

GSA has asked federal buyers and commercial providers about how to renovate four crucial cybersecurity services on its biggest IT purchasing schedule.

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JEDI cloud solicitation misses May deadline

Officials are still working on the final solicitation for the massive cloud initiative.

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The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

The federal government's leading evangelist of shared services explains why it makes sense to bring payroll to the cloud.

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GSA pushes agencies to adopt EIS

Some agency telecom buyers may be going slowly because of the dizzying array of services offered under GSA's $50 billion telecom contract vehicle.

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DHS CIO plans multi-cloud strategy

John Zangardi is spinning up a cloud steering group to develop an enterprisewide strategy for DHS that will include multiple providers.

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The evolving role of the CIO

The CIO job has come a long way since the Clinger Cohen Act, but modernization, politics and bureaucratic sprawl continue to shape the position in ways both good and bad.

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Looking forward to a more-flexible CDM

Agency officials hope the new CDM DEFEND vehicle will eliminate mismatches between cybersecurity solutions and legacy tech at agencies and promote better communication between vendors and program managers.

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Army looks to retool risk management

Col. Donald Bray, the Army's acting cyber director, explained how the service is adapting the Defense Department’s risk management framework guidance to fit its operational needs.

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A silver bullet for budget formulation

As agencies push modernization, they should ditch risky spreadsheets and leverage automation to improve budgeting processes.

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USDS to certify new acquisition specialty

The U.S. Digital Service is adding a digital services contracting certification to create a cadre of "technology acquisition mavericks."

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Pentagon cracks down on personal mobile devices

Under a new policy, Defense employees and contractors are restricted from bringing their personal mobile devices into secure areas designated for processing, handling and discussion of classified information.

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