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GOVERNMENT IT REPORT

US Pushes Cybersecurity Acquisition Tools as Contracts Flow

Vendors of cybersecurity offerings are finding that the U.S. government is serious about improving the protection of federal IT assets. A steady stream of data protection contracts has been flowing to providers, including some notable high-value transactions during the last half of 2016 ...

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Cloud Enters Mainstream in Federal IT Investment Plans

United States government agencies will continue to invest hefty sums in cloud computing technology over the next five years. After that period, spending on cloud is likely to moderate, but the amount of investing will remain at impressive levels ...

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Feds Need to Bolster Cyberprotection Speed and Range

Providing cybersecurity that is adequate to meet increasing threats has proven to be a perpetual catch-up process. Public sector agencies are particularly sensitive targets, with high visibility not only to the citizens they serve, but also to cyberattackers ...

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US Comptroller Gears Up for Blockchain and Internet Finance

The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has a lot of catching up to do in dealing with innovative information technology, as it affects not only conventional finance, but also new channels of e-commerce made possible through advances in IT. These channels include cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, related "blockchain" technologies, and other Internet-driven financial services...

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Commerce Dept Signs Up Private Sector IT Partners

The U.S. Commerce Department recently launched a new effort to jump-start more efficient ways to manage the vast amounts of data that reside within the federal government and put it to productive use. ...

Tech Industry Lambasts New FCC Privacy Rules

The United States Federal Communications Commission last week adopted privacy rules for both wired and wireless broadband ISPs aimed at giving consumers greater control over their data, more privacy, and stronger security safeguards for that data ...

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Year-End Deals on Track for Federal IT Providers

Just when most of the country is on vacation -- including the U.S. Congress -- federal government agencies become active in awarding contracts. The federal fiscal year ends on Sept. 30, and many agencies wait until the last quarter of the year to make acquisitions. The last few months have brought billions of dollars in federal contracts for information technology providers.

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US Launches IT Contract to Spur Cybersecurity Purchases

The U.S. government plans to initiate an updated contracting vehicle for the acquisition of cybersecurity information technologies for federal agencies this month. The purpose of the program is to make it easier and more efficient for federal agencies to obtain cyberprotection services ...

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Outdated Federal IT Gobbles Up Vendor Opportunities

U.S. government agencies spend an overwhelming amount of their annual information technology budgets simply to maintain old and out-of-date systems. As a result, the amount of money available for investing in modernizing IT keeps shrinking, thus depriving vendors of major marketing opportunities at the federal level ...

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Feds Seek Vendor Help for Payroll Processing Upgrade

Technology vendors that support the different missions of U.S. government agencies may have a major opportunity to provide innovative IT assistance for a task that is common to all: preparing the payroll for 2.3 million federal workers ...

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Federal Agencies Told to Share Their Software

U.S. government agencies have been directed to share with each other software code that has been developed on a customized basis for individual governmental units. Much of the code involves commercial vendor offerings. In addition to interagency sharing, government units are required to share portions of their customized code with the general public, a move characterized as promoting an open source approach to software utilization...

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Defense Department Drifts Toward Commercial Cloud

The U.S. Department of Defense plans to spend nearly half a billion dollars on a project that is designed to further the incorporation of commercial cloud capabilities into DoD's information technology operations. Vendors have been asked to submit bids for the project, known as "Mil-Cloud 2.0." ...

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Feds Make Big Strides in Big Data Management

U.S. government agencies gradually have been getting a handle on utilizing the potential of big data and data analytics. ...

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Federal Agencies Seek Cyberdefenders

The U.S. government is in the process of hiring a small army of information technology specialists to bolster its efforts to protect data held at federal agencies from cybersecurity threats. The federal government hired 3,000 new cybersecurity and IT professionals in the first six months of the current fiscal year. ...

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Changes in Federal IT Spending Require Nimble Contracting

Federal agencies will continue to spend heavily on information technology over the next five years, but the pace and direction of spending will be complicated by shifting priorities, congressional constraints and a presidential election ...

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FCC’s Internet Privacy Proposal Sparks Congressional Action

With breaches of consumer data occurring all too frequently, who could be against proposals to improve privacy on the Internet? ...

Feds Seek to Cut Software Costs and Expand Licenses

Software vendors who sell their wares to the U.S. government soon will face a significantly different marketing environment in terms of how federal agencies acquire the programs and technologies that keep IT systems going. Federal agencies spent nearly US$9 billion in 2015 on software, according to a recent congressional report ...

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The Tricky Business of Crafting Solid Cloud SLAs

In the five years since the U.S. government put a clear emphasis on utilizing cloud technology, federal procurement offices have engaged in seemingly endless tinkering of contracting vehicles to promote cloud adoption ...

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Vendors Gain Congressional Support on IT Pricing

Selling information technology to the U.S. government is never easy, and it's even harder when a vendor cannot highlight the qualitative differences it believes separates its competencies from other providers competing for the same work ...

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Defense IT Contract Rekindles Pricing Complaints

What's not to like about the U.S. government offering information technology vendors $17.5 billion for products and services? ...

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