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Reaching in to teach procurement

Lesley Field, the government's top acquisition officer, talks about the challenge of communicating with 40,000 procurement specialists across government.

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Effective acquisition: A key enabler for successful IT modernization

Fostering effective communication goes a long way in driving change needed for IT modernization.

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DOD's failed audit shines a light on IT woes

Longstanding deficiencies in the Defense Department's tech portfolio emerged as a leading cause for the failure of the organization’s first completed audit report.

DOD, DHS report advancing cyber cooperation

Officials from both agencies told Congress at a joint committee hearing on cyber incident cooperation that the partnership has been fruitful, but budget constraints could require legislation.

GSA job swap

Two of the top managers at the Federal Acquisition Service are switching jobs, and there are ramifications for the $50 billion EIS contract.

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JEDI survives Oracle protest

A bid to freeze the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year cloud deal stalled as the Government Accountability Office denied a protest that claimed the procurement was stacked in favor of a particular vendor and flawed on other competitive grounds.

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GAO: Four big agencies still lag on FITARA

The congressional watchdog warns that CIOs still lack visibility into IT spending four years after the passage of landmark procurement legislation.

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OTAs could see more limits

Top acquisition officials from DHS and DISA worry the overuse of OTAs could bring on legislation to rein them in.

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Vendors tell OMB to keep it simple on cloud

In comments to Federal CIO Suzette Kent on the "Cloud Smart" policy, some big cloud providers said there are differences in models, but federal government should stick with NIST's cloud definition.

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DISA handed off its $8 billion cloud buy to GSA. Now what?

With its $8 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solutions procurement shifting to Schedule 70, the Defense Information Systems Agency is focusing on scale.

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Will government embrace a new role in digital ID?

As data breaches and identity theft become increasingly regular parts of the news cycle, there is growing support for government taking a lead role in identity proofing. If it does happen, expect to see the Better Identity Coalition's Jeremy Grant showing the way.

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Top execs are aligned on shared services, but is the acquisition rank-and-file paying attention?

GSA and the White House are hoping shared services will drive IT modernization, but it could take some time.

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