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Procurement Chief Nominee Stresses Acquisition Training, Contractor Price Data

Sen. McCaskill elicits promise that OMB will improve communication with oversight panels.

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Census Rethinks How It Presents Its Many Data Points

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Bureau asks the private sector for help and solutions.

How to Avoid the IRS' Technology Fumbles

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Groups says it all boils down to an IT management issue.

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Feds Join Lawsuit Alleging Symantec Overcharged Agencies for Software

The feds say the company failed to disclose discounts to agencies.

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Embassies Get Phone System Upgrades Thanks to New $275M Contract

The task order will provide secure communications to more than 30 diplomatic posts.

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IRS Seeks to Destroy More Hard Drives -- The Right Way This Time

Agency is also ‘refreshing employees’ awareness’ of existing policies, documents say.

Surrounded by LGBT supporters, President Barack Obama signs executive orders to protect LGBT employees from federal workplace discrimination.

Obama Signs Executive Orders Protecting LGBT Feds and Contractors

President says federal dollars should not go toward supporting discrimination.

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Here's What It Will Take to 3-D Print Replacement Rocket Parts in Space

Start with the government designing a research roadmap, NRC says.

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How to Approach Declining Federal IT Spending

Contractors should be prepared, Deltek says.

Nextgov A U.S. Customs and Border Protection patrol car sits near stacked cargo containers at the port of Newark. Of the 5,000 containers that leave the seaport each day, 98 percent pass through radiation detectors.

Feds Want Backpack Radiation Detectors That Don’t Use Rare Gas

The hope is to stop providing helium-3 for these systems next year.

Government’s Biggest Failures, 2001-2014

A scholar looks at recent instances of where government has fallen short, either in oversight or operations.

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FBI Explores Commercial Cloud Capabilities

Needs 1 petabyte of storage, which is enough to house the U.S. population’s DNA and then clone it twice.

Disgraced Congressman Randy 'Duke' Cunningham Is a Free Man Again

Cunningham had used his positions on the House Appropriations and Intelligence committees to steer lucrative contracts to those who would help him finance an extravagant lifestyle.

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