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GSA's 18F applies agile approach to hiring as part of growth strategy

The 7-month-old innovation lab will launch three pilots this fall as part of its new consulting services. Greg Godbout, the executive director of 18F, said the organization now has 100 employees, up from 14 in March, and cut the time to hire down to about eight weeks.

Tags: management , technology , workforce , GSA , 18F , Greg Godbout , innovation , hiring reform , agile development , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 09:59am EDT
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DOD asks leaders to grade RFPs earlier in acquisitions

Katrina McFarland, the assistant secretary of Defense for acquisition, said senior officials review solicitations before they get Milestone A approval to move into the technology development phase. This type of analysis had been missing previously or only done after it was too late.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , Katrina McFarland , Better Buying Power , Gerry Robbins , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 04:33am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Acquisition, IT trends; Is cybersecurity awareness month still necessary?

News and buzz in the acquisition and IT communities that you may have missed this week.

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , technology , acquisition , industry , GSA , DoD , Eugene Spafford , Frank Tiller

Friday - 10/18/2013, 05:37pm EDT

Federal CIOs pessimistic about the impact of IT as budgets flatten

A new survey by the TechAmerica Foundation found civilian and Defense technology spending over the next five years will go flat. Federal IT managers say the lack of new money means innovation and upgrades will slow or even stop.

Tags: technology , budget , Trey Hodgkins , Robert Haas , DoD , civilian agencies , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 05:56pm EDT
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A road map to Big Data

Prem Jadhwani and Darren House served on the TechAmerica Foundation Big Data Commission and will share their insights on the results of the Big Data report issued by the commission.

Tags: technology , big data , data management , GTSI , Prem Jadhwani , Darren House , Federal Tech Talk

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 01:16am EDT
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Big data gauntlet thrown down for agencies

Three agencies launched the Big Data Challenge Wednesday asking for ideas to bring together disparate data sets that help agencies meet their missions better. The contest is part of the administration's national big data development effort. The TechAmerica Foundation also released a new report to help agencies understand and use information more effectively.

Tags: technology , big data , NASA , NSF , Energy , Suzi Iacono , Bill Perlowitz , Wyle , Steve Lucas , SAP , Teresa Carlson , Amazon Web Services , chief data officer , FCC , Steve Mills , IBM , challenges , contests , Jason Miller

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 05:13am EDT
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Industry group warns of bleakest IT budget in 17 years

The government's IT budget hasn't been squeezed this hard since Forrest Gump was on the big screen in 1994. In the next five years, agencies will focus their spending on mission-critical technology. They're also finding ways to save money though nontraditional contracts and IT consolidation, a survey by the industry group TechAmerica Foundation found.

Tags: technology , IT , Dan Heinemeier , Robert Haas , acqusition , budget , consolidation , cybersecurity , cloud computing , mobile , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 06:14am EDT
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