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Sen. Tom Coburn

Coburn puts hold on OPM nominee

Senator blocks a confirmation vote for Katherine Archuleta, wants answers to his questions on health care reform.

Mark Warner

Mark Warner: Pushing for performance

In a sharply divided Congress, the Senate's management guru gains ground in his nonpartisan approach to the government's fiscal and performance challenges.

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CBP needs better ways to estimate wait times

GAO urges the border agency to update its manual methods for estimating the length of time trucks wait in line to cross Mexican borders into the U.S.

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VanRoekel: OMB has no role in approving energy-savings contracts

As lawmakers continue to try to make sense of a hold on an Energy Department project, the U.S. CIO's response at a hearing provokes more questions.

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The likely decline of the CIO

FITARA's effort to make CIOs political appointees reflects a rift between lawmakers and those who actually run government programs, says Bob Woods.

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NIST takes center stage in cyber legislation

NIST's work on a cyber framework is already underway. A new bill would give the institute statutory support for its executive-order duties.

John Mica

House subcommittee troubled over data center updates

Lawmakers criticize agencies for underestimating by several thousand the number of data centers involved in a consolidation initiative.

Richard Hudson

Lawmakers push for smarter acquisition at TSA

'We don't have to look far to know the process is broken,' one House critic declares.

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Bill would limit reverse auctions

Despite GSA's empbrace of the procurement technique, some lawmakers seek to restrict its use.

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Multiprong support comes for strategic sourcing

Legislation and a new GSA contract could bolster practices intended to amplify federal buying power.

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Cyber EO successes and struggles

Deadlines for the first two sets of deliverables under Obama's cybersecurity executive order have come and gone, meaning agencies are now ready to ask: Can the government actually get this done?

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DOE appeal: Breaking exaflop barrier will require more funding

As China takes the lead in the supercomputer race, the Energy Department asks for continued congressional support in its efforts to advance.

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