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  • Acquisition
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    At CHESS, Army gets flexible on contracting

    The contracting regime run by the Army's Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions is moving into a new phase with big implications for federal IT acquisition. 07/26/2016

  • Comment
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    How to be a more effective IT buyer

    Armed with data on their spending patterns, suppliers and markets, agencies can manage their demand for IT and shape suppliers' behavior. 07/25/2016

  • Procurement
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    GSA needs to keep a sharper eye on reseller prices

    GSA's inspector general says the agency must do a better job of ensuring the government receives competitive pricing from resellers, which often charge different prices on different contracts. 07/25/2016

  • Budget
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    How much modernization could the ITMF fund?

    The administration has called for a $3.1 billion revolving IT Modernization Fund. That's a small share of the more than $80 billion agencies spend annually on IT, but still counts are real money. FCW puts it in perspective 07/22/2016

  • Acquisition
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    A $5.8B argument for better IT management

    IT COST Commission releases new taxonomy and metrics for managing IT spend, and says big agency savings can result from better data. 07/21/2016

  • Cloud
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    Can 18F's pass FedRAMP review?

    The team details its ongoing efforts to secure a provisional authority to operate. 07/18/2016

  • Comment
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    How military strategy can improve cyber response

    Cyberattacks will occur. Preparation is the key -- and civilian agencies could take a cue from the military’s sustained readiness model. 07/18/2016

  • Congress
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    Move over, ITMF?

    The MOVE IT Act, which takes a different approach to funding IT modernization that the administration has proposed, may have a better chance of clearing Congress. 07/15/2016

  • Comment
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    Let's put the 'funded' back in FFRDC

    Federally funded research and development centers are vital test beds for new IT, but they can't operate without adequate resources. 07/15/2016

  • ExecTech
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    BYOD is evolving for a cyber-conscious age

    Bring-your-own device policies were envisioned as a way to save money during a time of budget cuts, but policies are pivoting as government gets increasingly security conscious. 07/14/2016

  • Congress
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    New bill calls for agency-specific IT modernization funds

    A new bill, which would empower agencies to reprogram funds and bank their own savings, could be an easier sell to appropriators than the White House's plan for a $3.1 billion governmentwide fund. 07/14/2016

  • Acquisition
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    GSA leader goes west to talk modernization, tech buying

    GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth is traveling to the West Coast to talk with companies about cybersecurity technology and how they can get into the federal market. 07/13/2016

  • Congress
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    Congress mulls changes to 'inherently governmental' activities

    Lawmakers are considering opening up previously limited federal functions to commercial competition. 07/08/2016

  • Comment

    When using your own email server makes sense

    Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a personal server likely arose from the antiquated state of technology at the State Department and her experience in the Senate. 07/07/2016

  • Defense
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    DOD memo clarifies DIUX mission

    The July memo seeks to put Defense Innovation Unit Experimental on firmer ground following criticism from Congress. 07/07/2016

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