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Understanding how FITARA grades are calculated

The Government Accountability Office plays a big role in determining whether agencies are successfully implementing FITARA.

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OMB issues A-130 update

The long-awaited update to Circular A-130 addresses a range of cybersecurity issues, including insider threats and feds' use of personal email accounts at work.

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At CHESS, Army gets flexible on contracting

The contracting regime run by the Army's Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions is moving into a new phase with big implications for federal IT acquisition.

OMB's new one-stop shop for digital services

A new site, developed by OMB and USDS, gives feds a one-stop shop for information and best practices for digital services acquisition.

The push for enterprise risk management

Savvy agency leaders are already integrating holistic ERM into decision-making processes as they wait for new guidance from OMB.

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GSA needs to keep a sharper eye on reseller prices

GSA's inspector general says the agency must do a better job of ensuring the government receives competitive pricing from resellers, which often charge different prices on different contracts.

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How to be a more effective IT buyer

Armed with data on their spending patterns, suppliers and markets, agencies can manage their demand for IT and shape suppliers' behavior.

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How much modernization could the ITMF fund?

The administration has called for a $3.1 billion revolving IT Modernization Fund. That's a small share of the more than $80 billion agencies spend annually on IT, but still counts are real money. FCW puts it in perspective

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A $5.8B argument for better IT management

IT COST Commission releases new taxonomy and metrics for managing IT spend, and says big agency savings can result from better data.

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How military strategy can improve cyber response

Cyberattacks will occur. Preparation is the key -- and civilian agencies could take a cue from the military’s sustained readiness model.

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Can 18F's Cloud.gov pass FedRAMP review?

The Cloud.gov team details its ongoing efforts to secure a provisional authority to operate.

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Let's put the 'funded' back in FFRDC

Federally funded research and development centers are vital test beds for new IT, but they can't operate without adequate resources.