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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.

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Contracting cases could be held up by Supreme Court uncertainty

Add two key federal contracting lawsuits to the long list of issues that could be complicated by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

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DHS rethinks privacy in cyber analytics

The Department of Homeland Security's Privacy Office offers recommendations for basic privacy best practices for in cybersecurity software that uses analytics to track malicious activity on computer networks.

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FBI budget calls for doubling of 'Going Dark' funding

The FBI’s fiscal 2017 request includes $69.3 million to address the challenge that end-to-end encryption and Web anonymity pose to law enforcement -- more than double its request from fiscal 2016.

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