Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. (right) reacts to Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., at a May hearing. The two are co-authors of a federal IT reform bill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Kansas City is one of the cities making technology a bigger priority in its procurement processes. Brent Flanders/Flickr hide caption

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