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  • Back to School
    Joanie Newhart

    Getting smarter about IT acquisition

    OFPP and FAI aim to recruit, train, develop and retain talented acquisition professionals for the federal government, and revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting are just the beginning. 08/27/2015

  • Cybersecurity
    keyhole digital

    Army tries to speed cyber acquisition process

    The Army is using an acquisition template known as the Information Technology Box to help it cope with cyberthreats. 08/27/2015

  • Exec Tech
    Jim Ghiloni is the OASIS program executive officer at GSA.

    The outlook for OASIS

    The $60 billion vehicle for integrated services has already influenced other big acquisition efforts, but fiscal 2016 will be critical for OASIS's future success. 08/26/2015

  • Management
    Shutterstock image (by Ismagilov): Businessman with arrows pointing left and right.

    Tony Scott says IT spending 'headed the wrong way'

    The federal CIO slammed the way federal agencies tend to spend too much maintaining old systems and how they rush to empty their budgets at year's end. 08/26/2015

  • Comment
    Andrew Chang_Eastern Foundry

    Removing acquisition roadblocks — together

    Government innovation is a no-go unless agencies, prime contractors and startups come together to clear the path. 08/25/2015

  • Comment
    Dave Gwyn

    The new RFI: Request for innovation

    The natural tendency of RFPs and RFIs to protect outdated architectures must be overcome if FITARA is to succeed. 08/24/2015

  • Cybersecurity
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    OPM: CDM will offer baseline security

    The continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will give agencies a much-needed standard for reporting vulnerabilities. 08/19/2015

  • Management
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    6 hidden costs of continuing resolutions

    CRs are a fact of life, but there are substantial costs to funding government on-the-fly. 08/19/2015

  • Comment
    Dave Wennergren

    Moving from oversight to outcomes with FITARA

    The law's success hinges on a culture change from blame-setting to measuring progress toward desired goals. 08/18/2015

  • Shutterstock image: global mapping.

    NGA opens its doors to industry

    The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency hopes an upcoming industry day provides ideas about speeding up its acquisition cycle. 08/17/2015

  • CIO Perspective
    Richard Spires

    The root causes of government IT insecurity

    In the first of three columns, a former government executive discusses what's really needed to prevent another massive data breach. 08/17/2015

  • Workforce
    OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

    OPM's push for equal pay isn't new

    Beth Cobert has called for a renewed focus on the persistent pay gap between men and women in the federal workforce, with an emphasis on pay flexibilities that benefit men. But her efforts are only one step on a longer journey. 08/13/2015

  • Acquisition
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    GSA plots Schedule 70 cyber assurance SIN

    The latest special item number RFI follows on the addition earlier this year of a cloud SIN, and a proposed SIN for health IT. 08/13/2015

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image (by holbox): Capitol building on a sunlit day.

    A season for cyber

    A big cybersecurity bill awaits the Senate in September, and several other information-security measures are in the pipeline. 08/12/2015

  • Cybersecurity
    Cybersecurity research

    OMB releases cyber guidance for contractors

    With hackers using contractors to access sensitive federal data, the Office of Management and Budget has released draft guidance aimed at strengthening contractor cybersecurity. 08/11/2015

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