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Durable cost savings in government IT

Excess IT spending represents a major cost cutting opportunity for the federal government. To make this happen, government IT leaders must adopt a new model that aligns and shares resources across department lines.

New bill looks for clarity on cost-based procurement at DOD

Lawmakers in both chambers of Congress are teeing up legislation to discourage the use of lowest price technically acceptable in defense IT procurement.

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National labs' FITARA exemption nixed in Senate funding bill

The Senate bill appropriating fiscal 2017 funds for the Energy Department does not renew a controversial provision that exempted the national labs from Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act rules.

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Key IT bills show signs of strength in Congress

Two key IT modernization bills could move in Congress, despite the compressed legislative calendar and the politically charged election year.

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Despite Pentagon outreach, small tech firms say military contracting poses big challenges

Silicon Valley executives voiced frustration and concern over the length of time it takes for contracts to go through while doing business with the government.

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Feds might appreciate an easier budget process, but they're not going to get it

Budget uncertainty hurts agency planning and can lead to more waste. Congress wants to change -- but how?

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Defense bill raises questions about future of DIUx

A House Armed Services Subcommittee markup provides the Pentagon with more authority to recover from a cyberattack, replaces OPM's security clearance information systems and restricts funding for the DOD's Silicon Valley acquisition experiment.

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DHS CIO walks back staff comments on open source

In comments on GitHub, Homeland Security CIO Luke McCormack sought to set the record straight on how the agency views open source.

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House bill looks to bank software savings

A new bill would require agency CIOs to inventory software licenses and report on savings and cost avoidance from improved acquisition strategies.

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GAO: Data problems could be costing feds billions

A new report attributes many federal agency redundancies to a failure to manage, or even collect, the right data.

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CIO Scott surprised by crisp pace of FITARA implementation

With the majority of agency FITARA implementation plans approved and posted, the federal CIO said the process of reimagining federal IT management has gone more smoothly than expected.

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House, Senate committees back $4.2B for IT at VA

House and Senate appropriations panels approved funding measures that essentially match administration requests for the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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