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Collecting comments, bulking up for health IT and waiting for a crisis

News and notes from around the federal IT community

Trey Hodgkins

Clock is running out on procurement reform

Information Technology Industry Council officials are "not optimistic" lawmakers will act on acquisition changes before the end of the 113th Congress.

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DHS's Borkowski: Acquisition officials must get tougher with industry

Customs and Border Protection assistant commissioner offers straight talk on costs, performance of contracts.

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How agencies' security efforts can drive economic growth

Government IT can support more than just an agency mission -- physical and cybersecurity alike are critical to economic vitality.

Shared financial management

The Data Act's unexpected benefit

Common standards don't come easily, but the demands of complying with the Data Act could give agencies a leg up when migrating to a financial shared-services provider.

Frank Kendall

Kendall: Keep it simple on acquisition reform

Top Pentagon acquisition official says Better Buying Power 3.0 will come in 2-3 months.

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Malware warning, good and bad news on contracting, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Executive order targets labor law violators

The latest White House contracting directive singles out vendors while ignoring a much broader problem, says Alan Chvotkin of the Professional Services Council.

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Border crisis shines a light on DHS tech woes

The flood of unaccompanied minors to the southern border has highlighted the need for more efficient and effective technologies to track both documented and undocumented immigrants.

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House formally authorizes CBP for first time

The agency tasked with border security has lacked clear statutory authority.

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Bipartisan IT procurement overhaul bill unveiled

The measure, introduced by Reps. Eshoo, Connolly, Hanna and Swalwell, would establish an executive branch office to review select projects for cost overruns.

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4 keys to digitizing federal records

A closer partnership between records management and IT leaders will make digitization seamless and foster a more open government.