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How far is too far in cyber defense?

The revelations of monitoring at the NSA are just part of the larger debate over appropriate measures against cyber attacks.

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Former GAO head seeks congressional OK for cost-cutting commission

David Walker, the leader of the Government Transformation Initiative, envisions a bipartisan commission to trim government waste and duplication.

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FITARA passes House in Defense bill

Legislation harboring some major changes to federal IT, including budget authority for CIOs, is one major step closer to becoming law.

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Is strategic sourcing helping small business?

Small firms' offerings don't always fit the initiative's model.


Issa seeks to standardize contractor suspension process

A bill inching closer to reality would phase out agency suspension/debarment offices.

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FITARA could pass as part of Defense bill

The next major piece of procurement reform legislation has been significantly amended in recent weeks.

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Senate panel pushes budget authority for CIOs

Should federal IT leaders have a seat at the budget table? Witnesses say yes, but caution that one approach does not fit all.

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Senate postpones IT efficiency hearing

The death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg prompts changes in the Senate's hearing schedule.

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Tangherlini turns to the long term

After serving as Mr. Fix-it in the wake of a scandal, the GSA administrator is talking 10-year goals and preparing to drop the 'acting' from his title.

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Deja vu: Budget battle looms

Obama's opposition to House appropriations bills signals another long summer of contention over funding the government.

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Administration pushing Congress to reduce contractor compensation

OFPP's Jordan says White House is preparing a legislative proposal to use president's salary as the new cap.

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House panel rejects BRAC request

Chairman cites uncertainty as reason to not start another round of base closures.