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The Navy's new network, NGEN, could be opening the door for trouble – it was awarded based on cost, and it has a relatively short span that has some worried. Amber Corrin reports on the concerns.

The debate over whether to reduce the cap on contractor executive compensation continues, but Mark Rockwell pauses to answer a more basic question: Why does the government provide funds for private-sector pay in the first place?

The Defense Department's cyber policy document is just two years old, but it may be due for some updates.

And Steve Kelman contends that agency acquisition specialists could learn a thing or two from the private sector.

Are you worried about the government tracking your email? Ars Technica reports that the old-fashioned stamped-envelope method won't help you avoid it – the US Postal Service keeps logs of your snail-mail too.

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  • Telecommunications
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    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

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    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

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    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

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