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FITARA could expand to include IT salaries

A pair of key senators told their House colleagues that paying acquisition experts more could have long-term benefits.

John Roth

IG nominee faces 'warring camps' at DHS

One senator said the office is split between those loyal to the former acting IG and those who complained about him to Congress.

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Lower contractor compensation caps now law

The measure limits how much firms can bill the government for salaries and benefits paid to employees working on federal contracts

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Chenok and Kamensky: Looking at the big picture

Two executives from the IBM Center for the Business of Government identify seven significant changes to watch for in the coming months.

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NSA doesn’t deny spying on Congress

In response to a letter from a senator, the spy agency detailed its surveillance efforts without directly addressing whether it was collecting data on lawmakers.

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Balutis: A few predictions for 2014

IT will be a hot legislative topic this year, says Alan Balutis.

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Randy Forbes: Leading the fight for more military funding

Virginia Republican Randy Forbes argues that the Pentagon has absorbed far more than its share of budget cuts. But will his congressional colleagues listen?

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Look for a replay on acquisition reform

The drumbeat for procurement reform is getting louder, but consensus on how to proceed is lacking.

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IT agenda teed up for 2014

Three key issues – acquisition, China sourcing and surveillance are likely to dominate the IT landscape in Congress.

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Pentagon policy bill targets restoration, next-gen threats

Congress is requiring the appointment of a high-level cyber adviser to oversee offense, defense, resources, personnel, acquisition and technology.

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Conflicting contractor caps in budget, defense bill

Just because the president is likely to get the budget first is no guarantee he will sign it first – and the order is everything.

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IT reform bill introduced in Senate

A bipartisan pair of appropriators wants to proceed with at least part of FITARA as stand-alone legislation.