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Air Force reinstates FedBid

Negotiated agreement means the reverse auction provider, suspended late last month, can resume federal business now that Chairman Ali Saadat has resigned.

Richard Spires

Why being on GAO's High Risk List is good for federal IT

By putting the government's management of IT acquisitions and operations on the High Risk List, GAO has ensured it will finally get the attention it deserves.

More effective oversight. Maybe.

FITARA gives Congress new tools for getting answers, and key legislators remain focused. But will it actually work?

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The new frontier for information sharing

A week after two big moves on cybersecurity policy, cyber czar Michael Daniel reflects on the avenues for public-private information sharing.

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Database costs, paper-less procurement, Lockheed hires and a loss for ID management

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Pay.gov now takes Paypal, Dwolla

Apple Pay could be available for consumers to use in some federal transactions, such as entry fee payments at national parks, by September.

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Pushing ahead on spectrum sharing

Draft recommendations to address how government and industry might begin to sort out issues of security classification in spectrum sharing were adopted Feb. 18.

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Privacy guidelines issued for government drones

New memo guards against cross-agency sharing, but leaves large loopholes.

Brian Gagnon

Why strategies get stuck

Poor execution, not poor planning, derails many new programs, but there are steps agencies can take to stay on track, despite the coming leadership changes.

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Obama gets an earful about acquisition

GSA's FAS leader has briefed the president on the agency's acquisition improvement efforts.

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DOD shutters two 'influence' websites covering Africa

Similar sites covering the Persian Gulf and Central Asia remain in operation.

Obama expands info sharing with executive order

The move is aimed at building trust between the government and private sector to boost the exchange of threat information.