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GSA Shops Around New Ways to Buy Tech

GSA's recent moves indicate the agency is searching for acquisition platforms that can keep up with new technology.

‘Data Science is a Team Sport': DJ Patil Spends First Day Pitching Silicon Valley on Joining Government

In its quest to get more data scientists into government, the Obama administration is likely to face stiff competition for talent from the private sector.

America Needs a New FOIA Overseer: Is it You?

The office in charge of monitoring governmentwide FOIA compliance and policy is looking for a new leader.

The Big Fix: Is Washington Ready for IT Reform?

From creating digital fix-it squads to promoting unorthodox methods of buying technology, the five in-depth stories in the ebook explore how the government and Congress are tackling IT reform and the forecast for success.

Justice, DHS Quarantine Smartphones Returning from Abroad

Malicious software may already have infected some phones and tablets.

Here’s What the White House’s First Chief Data Scientist Will Do

The White House is providing more details about the projects its first chief data scientist will work on.

Why Spending More Money Isn’t the Answer to Federal IT Failures

The solution to federal IT security breaches looks to not be more money, but rather IT asset management, a recently released study says.

GSA Considers New Cloud Contract Vehicle

The administration issued a request for information about new contracting and acquisition models for cloud services. Responses are due in March.

The National Security Agency's Utah Data Center in Bluffdale, Utah.

The Secret’s Out: NSA Personnel are Out-Hacking the Chinese and Russians

The all-star hacker group purportedly affiliated with U.S. intelligence has breached perhaps tens of thousands of individuals in sectors spanning government, telecommunications, energy, encryption and academia.

Amid Open Data Push, Agencies Feel Urge for Analytics

Agencies are turning to industry, academia and outside researchers for cutting-edge analytics tools to parse through their data to derive insights.