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IRS dishes on IT procurement strategy

The deputy chief procurement officer at the IRS spoke about lessons learned during a pair of outreach events to the contracting community.

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Why tracking data centers is so hard

The OMB numbers on data center consolidation highlights a recurring problem for the government: the lack of consistent, accurate information around data center ownership.

White House floats vision for IT modernization

A new IT modernization plan from the American Technology Council looks to leverage commercial cloud and industry best practices to improve government tech.

How the Air Force is tweaking procurement

A top military acquisition officer said the Air Force is changing its procurement process to meet the intent of Congress and adapt to 21st-century cybersecurity needs.

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How carriers prove they are up to the EIS challenge

Telecom companies that won places on the $50 billion EIS contract must demonstrate their back-office capabilities for GSA.

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Smarter regulation through data science

How analytics offers a low-cost alternative to regulation when it comes to monitoring risks to the financial system.

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DISA's new vice director focuses on cyber tools for battle

Navy Rear Adm. Nancy Norton will help oversee the Defense Information Systems Agency's 8,000 employees and manage an $11 billion budget.

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Crunch time for funding on Capitol Hill

A near-perfect storm of legislative deadlines threaten a government shutdown if Congress and the president can't find a path to a funding bill by the end of the fiscal year.

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McCain slams slow pace of cyber policy

The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee wants to see the Trump administration move faster on implementing cybersecurity policy.

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Are federal agencies ready to bail on data centers?

High-level IT officials across several agencies are ready to say goodbye to on-premise infrastructure.

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Three vendors win SSA's $7.8 billion IT services contract

The Social Security Administration has selected CGI Federal, Leidos and Northrop Grumman for a potential 10-year, $7.8 billion contract for IT services.

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Unfilled DHS slots no barrier to border wall effort

Can the Department of Homeland Security focus on the border wall project without permanent leaders in key spots?

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