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    NITAAC cuts fees on its IT contracts

    The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center reduced the fees it charges federal customers to use its GWACs. 01/06/2016

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    NASA's aging tech worries Capitol Hill watchdogs

    Key lawmakers are seeking information from the space agency about its use of legacy IT with the goal of improving and modernizing its systems. 01/05/2016

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    OPM COO resigns

    Angela Bailey has been at the center of an organization under intense pressure to improve its cyber defense following the large-scale hack affecting millions of federal employees that OPM revealed last June. 01/05/2016

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    Obama leans on tech in gun control action

    President Barack Obama's executive actions to tighten national gun control include efforts to bolster FBI and ATF databases, as well as spur research and development of safe gun technology. 01/05/2016

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    GSA's Citizen Services get high marks in survey, but 'ease of use' lags

    A new survey alerted the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies to weak points in their offerings – and helped them focus on keeping things easy for users. 01/05/2016

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    Patent office restores service

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has its systems back online after an outage shut down agency apps over the Christmas holiday. 01/04/2016

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    Pentagon CIO issues IT services directive

    The directive is the latest move in an ongoing effort by CIO Terry Halvorsen to standardize how all defense agencies measure their IT performance. 01/04/2016

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    Is there a federal CIO playbook for a militia takeover?

    The armed invasion of a remote Fish and Wildlife Service building in eastern Oregon's high desert may not be a disaster for the agency's IT operations, but it could point to a gap in IT contingency planning, CIOs say. 01/04/2016

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    IG blasts DOD CIO for lack of cloud metrics

    The Department of Defense doesn't know whether it is getting cost savings from cloud computing, and may be inviting security risks in the process, according to the Pentagon's inspector general. 01/04/2016

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    Secret Service taps Nally for CIO post

    Longtime Marines IT leader Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally is coming out of retirement to take over tech operations at the U.S. Secret Service. 12/23/2015

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    What to make of OMB's software licensing initiative

    While most of the IT community was Christmas shopping, the Obama administration unveiled a plan that could radically reshape IT acquisition. 12/23/2015

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    Will 2016 be the year the government gets email under control?

    Agencies have until the end of 2016 to manage email records in electronic format, and early reports suggest that success may be possible. 12/23/2015

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    GSA plans one-stop shop for Salesforce

    Aiming to centralize government-wide professional services procurement for Salesforce support, the General Services Administration is launching a new, six-business-strong contract vehicle. 12/23/2015

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    Cyber threat agency navigates growing pains

    The White House's plan for fusing cyber intelligence after the massive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment got off to a rocky start, but an insider says agency turf battles that appeared ready to unfold have been quieted. 12/22/2015

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    Build or buy? Critical Census IT decisions loom in 2016

    The coming year is full of critical milestones as the Census Bureau prepares for 2020, but fundamental strategy questions remain unanswered. 12/22/2015

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