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Does government need a FITARA for shared services?

With government efficiencies a priority and Congress looking for ideas that could avoid partisan gridlock, shared services legislation could have a window.

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Navy CIO memo promises accountability

The Feb. 12 memo issued by Navy CIO Robert Foster echoes recent emphasis from Defense Department officials that commanders will be held accountable for IT failures under their watch.

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FirstNet pushes bid deadline two weeks

FirstNet extended the deadline for RFP submissions, as it makes room for bidders to make their capabilities cases.

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$50B telecom contract protested over SAM access

A pre-award protest was filed in GSA's huge, next-generation telecommunications contract for lack of access to SAM portal.

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DOJ, DHS grapple with FITARA

In little noticed "common baseline" documents, two large, federated agencies with law enforcement duties show how they will implement new IT procurement rules.

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18F's procurement hack could guide DHS bug bounties

Cross-agency collaboration might lead the Department of Homeland Security to dodge the acquisition process while paying hackers to find vulnerabilities.

Make shared services a shared success

To realize the benefits of shared services, IT leaders must develop a migration strategy that informs participants of their responsibilities and determines the steps involved.

David Cotton, Deputy CIO for Information Enterprise at United States Department of Defense

DOD CIO weighs giving mil branches more leeway on enterprise services

The dialogue between Terry Halvorsen and his advisers on how much control of IT services they want to cede to the military branches and how much they want to retain continues to this day.

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Vendors still have questions as $50B telecom deadline approaches

As the deadline looms for contract proposal submission for its huge telecom contract, GSA looks towards transition

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FITARA: Maintaining momentum

The keys to the law's success are identifying and mitigating the risks to its implementation, especially in light of the upcoming presidential transition.

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Pentagon moves on Windows upgrade

Defense Secretary Ash Carter's office is drafting an "executive action" letter that would help expedite DOD's transition to Windows 10.

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Pentagon seeks more visibility into industry R&D

A proposed rule would require firms undertaking government-reimbursed independent R&D efforts to tell defense officials before doing so, and to share the results of those investments afterward.