• Procurement
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    Why acquisition reform is about more than OTAs

    The Air Force materiel commander says organizational culture matters more than novel procurement authorities when it comes to reforming cumbersome processes. 03/15/2018

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    Meet the contracting folks who are encouraging new IT vendors

    Steve Kelman shares some innovations that can be applied by contracting officers across government. 03/15/2018

  • IT Modernization

    White House-backed IT modernization push makes first contract awards

    The General Services Administration picked the vendors who will support a plan to centralize modernization best practices. 03/14/2018

  • Acquisition
    mobile devices (Leonardo da/Shuterstock.com)

    GSA extends wireless bulk buying plan

    Citing savings and a developing agile contracting vehicle, GSA gives federal customers more time to work with its wireless blanket purchase agreements. 03/12/2018

  • Health IT
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    VA goes all in on APIs

    The agency's new Lighthouse project looks to nurture a community of developers to build apps incorporating VA data. 03/09/2018

  • Congress

    Senate panel approves DHS authorization

    A Senate panel voted up a DHS authorization bill, but it stripped out provisions to focus the agency on improving election system cybersecurity capabilities. 03/07/2018

  • Cloud
    Defense Digital Service Director Chris Lynch speaks during the JEDI Cloud Industry Day in Arlington, Va., on March 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

    DOD details its plans for JEDI cloud contract

    The timeline for a department-wide commercial cloud solution is aggressive, but Pentagon officials say deeper in-house expertise and better internal cooperation can get them to an award this year. 03/07/2018

  • Workforce
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    Can Census staff up for 2020?

    With the decennial count looming, a watchdog report finds problems with how the Census Bureau handles background checks of temporary employees. 03/07/2018

  • Acquisition
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    After breach, OPM ignored contracting requirements in ID monitoring deal

    Nearly four years after the data breach, OPM was found to have improperly awarded a multi-million contract for identity theft services. 03/07/2018

  • Cloud

    DOD scales back $950M cloud agreement

    A DIUx-driven Other Transaction Authority agreement with REAN Cloud that had been DOD-wide will now be limited to U.S. Transportation Command, and given a much lower ceiling of $65 million. 03/05/2018

  • Acquisition
    NGA Deputy Director Justin Poole

    NGA previews acquisition overhaul

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is looking to revamp its acquisition process to lean heavily on small businesses and agile spending authorities. 03/01/2018

  • IT Modernization
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    OMB issues final MGT Act guidance

    The Office of Management and Budget is officially accepting submissions from agencies for funds to modernize their outdated technologies under the Modernizing Government Technology Act. 02/28/2018

  • Mobile
    7 ways to avoid mobile app design failure

    GSA takes the lead on making federal websites mobile friendly

    Agencies need to start paying attention soon, because the Connective Government Act will require all new sites to optimize for mobile users. 02/28/2018

  • Contracting
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    Contractors gripe about DHS clearance woes

    Varied and uneven security clearance processes for contractors across DHS components are leading to confusion and problems for vendors, industry experts told a congressional panel. 02/27/2018

  • Defense
    Raj Shah managing director diux

    Raj Shah exits DIUx

    After almost two years at the helm of the Pentagon's innovation shop, Raj Shah is returning to the private sector. 02/23/2018

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