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Weekend Reading

The biggest news of the week was the long-awaited issuance of the final OASIS RFPs. While some think GSA's new multiple-award contract might be too complex for some vendors, the agency's expectations remain high.

The Pentagon continues to be pessimistic about its ability to meet budget-cut targets while still defending the nation. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined the hard choices ahead.

Not too long ago, NASA was a leader in cloud computing, but a new analysis suggests the agency has lost its edge.

The Veterans Affairs Department canceled an ambitious cloud-based enterprise email contract, but says it's still dedicated to cloud solutions.

And finally, some security advice courtesy of Wired: How to rein in application permissions for programs you don't use.

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