The ACQUIRE Feed - Issue 16

July 22, 2016 - Issue 16

Move over, ITMF? (FCW)

The MOVE IT Act, which takes a different approach to funding IT modernization that the administration has proposed, may have a better chance of clearing Congress.

Insight by Mike Causey: Help wanted (Federal Soup)

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How to negotiate with a liar (FCW)

Deception and half-truths are almost a given in many negotiations, Steve Kelman notes, but there are strategies that can maximize the other party's candor.

Watchdog: DOD's infrastructure push needs scope (FCW)

The Pentagon's push toward a common IT infrastructure lacks workforce planning and other management details, including a more precise scope, according to a new GAO report.

NSA goes commercial to harden networks (Defense Systems)

Spy agency leverages commercial technologies as it seeks to stay ahead of evolving cyber threats.

Let's put the 'funded' back in FFRDC (FCW)

Federally funded research and development centers are vital test beds for new IT, but they can't operate without adequate resources.

CIA chief says digital directorate will help with agency's myriad IT needs (FCW)

CIA Director John Brennan said his agency's Directorate for Digital Innovation would help operatives mask their digital tracks and would help defend against foreign cyberattacks.

Workforce management advice for the next administration (FCW)

The National Academy of Public Administration wants to see more workforce accountability and bottom-up feedback from the next administration.

VA looks to NITAAC for cloud (FCW)

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to conduct an upcoming cloud procurement using a National Institutes of Health acquisition vehicle.

NAPA offers advice on the next presidential transition (Federal Soup)

The National Association of Public Administrators has issued its final report on how new presidents—and those who work in government—can best facilitate a successful presidential transition.