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Report: Agencies Looking Inward for Efficiencies

In the search to squeeze more savings out of the federal government, agencies are increasingly looking inward. But are they successful in the search for efficiencies? A new report by MeriTalk, the government-IT network, and software provider SAS details the responses of 150 federal officials — financial, operational and performance …

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Gates: Modernization Funding Imperative; Current Inventory ‘Getting Old and Worn Down’

Soon-to-retire Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, in public remarks recently, has been delivering the sobering message of budget efficiencies in the Defense Department. But there’s one area that bucks Gates’ public pronouncements: funding for modernization efforts. “We cancelled or curtailed modernization programs that were egregiously over-budget, behind schedule, dependent on …

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