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Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.

Two bills look to give small business an edge in contracting

Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves hopes that putting teeth in data reporting requirements will give smaller firms a better chance to compete for federal contracts.

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

Takai takes FITARA to task for oversight provisions

Defense Department CIO is concerned the legislation might collide with internal Pentagon realignment efforts.

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House passes FITARA (again)

The IT acquisition bill, modified since it first went to the Senate in 2013, was approved by voice vote.

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Hagel outlines looming DOD budget cuts

Cybersecurity is one of a few areas set to receive a boost, at the expense of troop strength.

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In search of a bolder procurement process

Results of a study on barriers to government contracting are expected to be released in early March.

Rep. Darrell Issa

FITARA to get another look in the House

The IT acquisition overhaul bill the House will vote on Tuesday includes a few changes from the version included in the House-passed defense policy measure last year.

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Increased disclosure? Or an obstacle for EPA?

Debate over regulatory transparency raises questions of both privacy and process.

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FCC plans new basis for old network neutrality rules

The goal is to provide a legal rationale that does not ban certain activities, but Republicans on the commission are skeptical.

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'Patchwork' of state laws complicates data breach response

Lawmakers are weighing several options, but disagreements about definitions and regulatory reach could stymie the effort.

Veterans Affairs medical staff in videoconference

How VA is driving telemedicine

The agency's scale, vision and customer base have put it on the leading edge. But that also means being the first to face technical and operational challenges.

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Major cities not playing ball with OPM clearance probes

One of the cities that has refused to help with background checks for federal employees and contractors is Washington, D.C.

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Watchdog groups push Senate, White House on Data Act

Organizations as diverse as the Sunlight Foundation and Gun Owners of America want the legislation passed without the changes proposed by OMB.