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GSA hopes Salesforce BPA leads to other targeted efforts

The new governmentwide Salesforce deal paves the way for other software platform acquisition efforts.

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CIOs struggle to quantify success

Watchdogs often put a price tag on failed IT projects, but what about successes? CIOs say it's tough to communicate the value of an IT project gone right.

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Agency demand for wireless explodes

While GSA saw almost $172 million from Connections II wiring and connection contract, demand for wireless is blowing up.

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DOT hits the gas on driverless cars

The administration is accelerating regulatory support for driverless car technology, and proposing $4 billion over 10 years for real-world pilots.

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DHS tries agile approach in Silicon Valley-based R&D effort

DHS' cybersecurity tech outreach in Silicon Valley promises speedier approvals for ideas from startups.

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CMS seeks to help states open new paths for Medicaid IT

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services launched an IT resource site that connects state governments with potential vendors that can help modernize state-run Medicaid systems.

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Indie CIOs fall under FITARA's scope

A spending bill provision expands CIO budget authority to independent agencies, but whether or how agencies will actually change their operations is an open question.

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GOP report slams the whole government on FOIA

A new report highlights how onerous the process of obtaining government documents has become, despite the advent of electronic records.

Getting back on the $3,500-or-less horse

18F is retrying the micro-purchase reverse auction format that netted a $1 code project last year, though the outfit plans to shake things up eventually.

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HASC tackles acquisition bureaucracy

Lawmakers at a Jan. 7 House Armed Services Committee hearing explored both structural and technological challenges to acquisition reform.

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TSA shows progress on acquisitions

Lawmakers see signs of maturity in the Transportation Security Administration's acquisition process, but challenges remain.

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Wish they all could be... (Part II)

How can the innovation culture of Silicon Valley help government technology? Two experts count the ways.