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Acquisition in the crosshairs amid DOD restructuring

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Acquisition in the crosshairs amid DOD restructuring

Via fcw.com by Amber Corrin

The Defense Department is facing significant challenges and changes in the coming months and years, and with a mandate to streamline and cut spending, acquisition is emerging as a critical area. DOD officials expect to see big changes in acquisition, whether they involve reforming how the military buys its weapons, IT, services and other goods; improving the workforce in charge of purchasing; or handing off certain responsibilities.

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Chief acquisition officer leaves GSA for White House

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Chief acquisition officer leaves GSA for White House

Via fcw.com by Mark Rockwell

GSA Chief Acquisition Officer Anne Rung will move to the White House to head up the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy, sources with knowledge of the move told FCW. Rung will replace Joe Jordan as administrator at OFPP.

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How FedRAMP Lifts All Cloud Ships

wpid-curata__J15TQT28FWIfBE1.pngVia InformationWeek by Wyatt Kash

If you spend any time listening to what government IT executives are talking about in Washington these days — besides the NSA’s data-collection practices and what everyone should have learned from HealthCare.gov — it’s hard to ignore at least some discussion about secure cloud computing and a federal program called FedRAMP.

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12 ways to better merge cloud services with ongoing cyber initiatives

12 ways to better merge cloud services with ongoing cyber initiatives

Via FederalNewsRadio.com

In the rush to the cloud over the last three years, most agencies have tempered their desires and excitement because of security concerns. Agency chief information officers have struggled to satisfactorily answer a number of questions regarding data ownership and protection, and how do the existing cross-agency cyber initiatives fit into the cloud structure.

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No Christmas Eve Off for Federal Employees

No Christmas Eve Off for Federal Employees

Via govexec.com by Eric Katz

Obama administration decides to keep government open on Tuesday.

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Federal CIOs Look to Platform-as-a-Service for Software Development

Federal CIOs Look to Platform-as-a-Service for Software Development

Via CIO.com by [u’Kenneth Corbin’]

CIO — For all the talk in the government IT community about shifting to a more service-oriented approach, there has been little movement toward platform-as-a-service (PAAS)technologies.

But that could soon change, according to a new survey of more than 150 federal IT executives.

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GAO finds motifs in successful IT projects

GAO finds motifs in successful IT projects

Via Federal technology news and events by Scott Maucione

A Government Accountability Office study released Nov. 14 examined seven successfully acquired government IT investments and found certain concepts used in at least three of the acquisitions.

The common factors found in successful projects included program officials being actively engaged with stakeholders, which garnered use by all seven projects. Surprisingly, only three of the projects reported receiving sufficient funding.

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Senate Panel Approves Digital Transparency Act

Senate Panel Approves Digital Transparency Act

Via nextgov.com by Joseph Marks

The Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee passed legislation on Wednesday aimed at making federal spending data more transparent and easier to compare across agencies.

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Actwould require agencies to use a uniform coding system for federal spending data so internal auditors and external watchdogs could easily compare how one agency is spending its money versus another.

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IT Industry Council suddenly becomes a player in acquisition policy

Via FederalNewsRadio.com by Jason Miller

The Information Technology Industry Council made a big splash in the federal community Tuesday by adding muscle to its lobbying and policy efforts.

ITIC grabbed four top executives from a rival association and launched a new public sector practice.

TechAmerica lost in one fell swoop Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president global public sector; Erica McCann, manager of procurement policy; Carol Henton, vice president of state and local government division; and Pam Walker, senior director for homeland security. All four took similar roles with ITIC’s new IT Alliance for Public Sector organization, which will focus on technology and acquisition issues.

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