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Federal CIO Tony Scott

Scott: ITMF paybacks won't be an issue

The federal CIO says agencies will be compelled to pay back their loans as modern IT systems come online. But some on Capitol Hill still have their doubts.

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DHS wants to shift to agile in a FLASH

DHS is looking for a dozen agile-minded and nontraditional companies to help with its upcoming agile design and development support services contract.

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Alliant 2 hits the street

The General Services Administration is seeking proposals from vendors on its $50 billion Alliant 2 IT services contracts.

Matthew Goodrich

FedRAMP rolls out high security baseline

Cloud service providers now have a new high-level security model to offer federal agencies.

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New procurement rule boosts price transparency

GSA hailed a big change to transactional data reporting rules for its Federal Supply Schedules Program as a pivotal moment in procurement.

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House bill funds OPM's IT modernization

Lawmakers recognize the importance of OPM's IT infrastructure overhaul, but also the pitfalls the project has run into in the past.

Robert McDonald

VA secretary presses Congress on funding for modernization

Robert McDonald said his agency can be modernized but not without the help of Congress.

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Why small bites make sense for cloud

An experienced federal hand at cloud services acquisition recommends not going all in right away.

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Supreme Court sharpens False Claims Act definitions

A recent Supreme Court ruling covering the False Claims Act is going to change the way contractors do business with the federal government.

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The three-month FedRAMP approach

The FedRAMP team is bullish on getting cloud service providers through the approval process in a single quarter, thanks to its new pre-assessment phase.

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Ex-White House officials call for reform of zero-day disclosures

Having a clearly-defined vulnerability equities process bound by an executive order would build public trust and improve accountability, according to Ari Schwartz and Rob Knake

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DOD officials say IT acquisition rules still woefully outdated

Acquisition reform has typically been iterative, via the annual defense policy bill. That approach has still left acquisition officials wanting for a means of speeding up the process.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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