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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.

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Forget the doorknobs, kill the alligators

Acquisition experts say reformers need to focus on the larger issues, such as attracting talented innovators.

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House passes three cyber bills

The measures, all passed easily, deal with information sharing, technology procurement and the DHS workforce.

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Going big on going small

Congress mulls how to reassert federal support for nanotechnology as experts suggest researchers are less likely to ply their trade here if funding continues to wane.

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How IT reform could still pass Congress this year

Precious little time is left for legislative action, but Alan Balutis explains why FITARA and other reform efforts still have a chance.

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Labor's modernization effort hinges on Congress

Funding for the Digital Government Integrated Platform is uncertain until appropriators move a Labor Department spending bill.

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Moving targets, Logan kiosks and industry's view of LPTA

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Can 28 nations collaborate online?

As NATO seeks a "cultural shift," a new intranet system will serve up to 10,000 would-be collaborators.

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OFPP nominee lays out agenda

Anne Rung told senators at her confirmation hearing that she hopes to create areas of specialization for acquisition officials.

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'Our goal is to eliminate you as an agency'

Senators grill a little-known Commerce Department agency on whether it's a redundant repository for reports and a middleman for agencies seeking to avoid complicated acquisition rules.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!