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Trey Hodgkins

Clock is running out on procurement reform

Information Technology Industry Council officials are "not optimistic" lawmakers will act on acquisition changes before the end of the 113th Congress.

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13 things that are about to change at VA

With a new secretary in place and reform legislation headed for the president's desk, Department of Veterans Affairs IT and management practices have some big revisions ahead.

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House formally authorizes CBP for first time

The agency tasked with border security has lacked clear statutory authority.

Kirsten Gillibrand

Senate bill would offer tax incentives for sharing cyber-threat info

New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand proposes tax credits for firms that join ISACs.

John Brennan

Appel leads JIE, Brennan apologizes, IG dings NOAA and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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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Rung closer to confirmation, 18F commits to open source and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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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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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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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.