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  • Records Management
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    Email management deadline looms

    Agencies have until Dec. 31 to manage their email records in electronic format, and abandon antiquated print-to-file methods. Not all of them are going to make it. 12/22/2016

  • Defense
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    Report: Defense firms face more volatility in 2017

    Govini forecasts greater risk and volatility for cyber and IT services firms with DOD contracts that expire in the coming year. 12/21/2016

  • Contracting
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    GAO sustains more protests in 2016

    The GAO's annual bid protest report to Congress shows a spike in the number of protests filed. 12/20/2016

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    Procurement policy and the transition sweepstakes

    While would-be Trump officials are lobbying for jobs, Steve Kelman makes the case for some fundamental policy priorities. 12/19/2016

  • Innovation
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    What will Trump's innovation policy look like?

    Although specifics regarding innovation policy under a Trump administration remain unclear, Trump's campaign promises to create manufacturing jobs for American workers, make better trade deals and increase military spending will likely play out in the technology sector. 12/15/2016

  • Modernization
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    Tech refresh bills will be back, says DHS CIO

    IT modernization funding efforts will be back, according to DHS CIO Luke McCormack, and agencies should still position agile, cloud and other capabilities to show they're moving into a modern environment. 12/15/2016

  • Defense
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    Report: DOD needs new strategy to regain technological edge

    The U.S. is facing greater technological competition from its adversaries, and a new report states the DOD needs to adopt an "optionality strategy" in order to regain its edge. 12/14/2016

  • Acquisition
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    DHS CIO: Trump team on board with agile

    The Department of Homeland Security won't let up on its acquisition innovation programs even as the administration changes hands and the agency's premier agile contracting vehicle faces protests. 12/13/2016

  • Oversight
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    IG: VA wasted more than $7M in poorly-planned tech refresh

    Technology buyers at the Department of Veterans Affairs wasted more than $7 million in software licenses and hardware in an uncoordinated tech refresh, according to the agency's internal watchdog. 12/12/2016

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    Will Trump make acquisition great again?

    Steve Kelman sees signs for optimism in some of the president-elect's pronouncements. 12/12/2016

  • Congress
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    No government shutdown as Senate passes funding bill

    With less than two hours remaining on the current federal appropriation, the Senate voted to keep the government funded through April 28. 12/09/2016

  • Shared Services
    OMB Controller Dave Mader at a Dec. 7, 2016, shared services event in Washington  (Photo: FCW)

    Making a market for shared services

    OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration. 12/07/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why the federal CISO can't sleep

    Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy. 12/07/2016

  • Critical Read
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    Why DOD needs a mobile upgrade

    A new report from the Center for a New American Security argues the Pentagon needs to ditch its risk-averse culture and procurement procedures and embrace next-generation mobile technology. 12/06/2016

  • Acquisition
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    GSA adds data security solutions to Schedule 70

    The agency says Adobe’s electronic signature solutions and other tools will help agencies manage a broad list of federal security requirements. 12/06/2016

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