Weekend Reading

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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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    Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

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    The General Services Administration posted detailed data on how the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract might be divvied up.

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    Trump elevates CyberCom to combatant command status

    The White House announced a long-planned move to elevate Cyber Command to the status of a full combatant command.

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    Verizon says it will carve a dedicated network out of its extensive national 4G LTE network for first responders, in competition with FirstNet.

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    Can AI tools replace feds?

    The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy.

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    DOD pushes toward CAC replacement

    Defense officials hope the Common Access Card's days are numbered as they continue to test new identity management solutions.

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