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FAA chief: 181,000 drones registered on gov website

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, speaking at CES, stressed the safety implications of drone registration and the release of a new app for drone users.

Should Congress budget on a two-year cycle?

A biennial budget bill is being pushed in Congress, but many lawmakers and industry experts are skeptical of a two-year cycle for appropriations.

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Pentagon CIO issues IT services directive

The directive is the latest move in an ongoing effort by CIO Terry Halvorsen to standardize how all defense agencies measure their IT performance.

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IG blasts DOD CIO for lack of cloud metrics

The Department of Defense doesn't know whether it is getting cost savings from cloud computing, and may be inviting security risks in the process, according to the Pentagon's inspector general.

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GSA plans one-stop shop for Salesforce

Aiming to centralize government-wide professional services procurement for Salesforce support, the General Services Administration is launching a new, six-business-strong contract vehicle.

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What to make of OMB's software licensing initiative

While most of the IT community was Christmas shopping, the Obama administration unveiled a plan that could radically reshape IT acquisition.

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Will 2016 be the year the government gets email under control?

Agencies have until the end of 2016 to manage email records in electronic format, and early reports suggest that success may be possible.

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FITARA set to pick up speed in 2016

Federal CIOs face more deadlines, but are taking new powers to heart.

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Coming in 2016: Cloud legislation

The New Year will bring a bill designed to streamline the way agencies fund, acquire and approve the move to cloud computing.

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Build or buy? Critical Census IT decisions loom in 2016

The coming year is full of critical milestones as the Census Bureau prepares for 2020, but fundamental strategy questions remain unanswered.

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Truly committing to innovation and the cloud

Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.

White House hopes to trim $9B software spend

Can smarter management and detailed reporting requirements help agencies stop overpaying for software?

FCW in Print

Check out the digital edition of FCW magazine -- the federal IT community's premier publication.

In this issue: Tony Scott's busy year ahead, Rising Star profiles and more.

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