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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.

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Strategic sourcing’s subtle effects on small business

The emphasis on pricing can work to squeeze small firms out of the running for contracts, says a senior Hill staffer.

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GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking

Meet the leaders behind all those audits.

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GAO: Q&A with Gene Dodaro

Richard Cohen recently sat down with Gene Dodaro to discuss his experiences in working with the GAO.

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Nominee promises digital answers to VA problems

The Obama administration’s attempt to turn the page at the Veterans Affairs Department moved to Congress with the confirmation hearing of Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald.

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3 ways to get more out of the Data Act

An expert in government management and transformation argues more is required of Congress and agencies alike.

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Security checks, Moore's law, spectrum sharing and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Senate would trim president's defense IT budget by $500M

Lawmakers said the lower funding level “will help prioritize and better target non-cybersecurity IT investments in an era of fiscal constraint.”

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Is there a future for the General Schedule?

Reforming the civil service would be a heavy lift, but members of Congress have little patience for the status quo.

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