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Top Navy official asks Congress to strip out acquisition regulations

The new Congress should focus reform efforts on doing away with existing regulations rather than adding new ones, says the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition.

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Why Congress should look back before charging ahead

FITARA has the potential to force real change, Alan Balutis writes -- but not if legislators take their eyes off the ball on implementation.

Bob Davis

Feds' procurement shortcomings a threat to industry

Bob Davis argues that the lack of a strong federal procurement workforce is not just a government problem -- and it’s time for industry to get involved in solving it.

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Senate moves to open-data format

Government watchdogs called the move "great news for the ecosystem."

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'CIOs shouldn't have five-year plans'

Funding is set for another year, but federal IT managers say they still need to keep their eye on the budget ball.

Jason Chaffetz

Chaffetz announces new IT subcommittee

Incoming oversight chairman also promises a less personal tone to hearings.

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Outgoing Intelligence chairman warns of cyber vulnerabilities

Retiring Michigan Republican Mike Rogers’ valedictory is the latest in a series of dire warnings about the need to bolster cyber defenses.

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Spending and defense bills head to White House

Procedural challenges in the Senate give way to final votes on both "must-pass" pieces of legislation.

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Clock runs out on FOIA update

Popular bill to encourage broader document publication was stalled in the Senate until this week; Boehner declines to schedule House vote.

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FISMA, TSA IT measures on way to president

The FISMA overhaul incorporates the existing division of labor on protecting federal networks, while the TSA measure creates new levels of oversight for IT acquisition at the agency.

Jon Tester

Airborne surveillance, IT interns and network defenses

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NARA gets more power over records under new law

The nation's archivist gets rule-writing authority under a new law. Will everyday feds notice the difference?

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.