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The long-dreaded Defense Department furloughs are here, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is continuing his campaign to kill the sequester and restore funding by next year.

Here's an interesting point: Is increased mobile productivity a good thing? While a survey reflects largely positive sentiments, the potential for distraction and a few other concerns lead some to question the net upside.

Frustrated by unfulfilled information requests from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a House panel tries public embarrassment as a motivator.

Steve Kelman offers thoughts on why increased 'compliance' is not necessarily good news.

Elsewhere: Think fingerprints and iris scans might be too easy to counterfeit? Science Daily reports on the next biometric identifier.

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    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

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    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

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    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

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    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

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