White House wants $19B for cyber in FY 2017

The Obama administration's proposed Cybersecurity National Action Plan for FY2017 includes $3.1B for IT modernization and a new federal chief information security officer.

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Four vendors lose appeals in $50M DOD health record follow-on

IBM, CSC, Amazon and General Dynamics failed to block a bid to sole-source data-hosting duties in the Pentagon's $4.3 billion electronic health record procurement.

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White House plots privacy updates for 2016

OMB's privacy adviser hopes to advance on a number of documents, guidance and councils to bolster privacy efforts before a new administration takes office.

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Agencies, what's up with your FOIAs?

A new survey seeks insight into how agencies are handling Freedom of Information Act requests.

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Tax systems back up, failure still under investigation

After a reported hardware failure crippled key tax systems, the IRS got the systems back online in a little more than 24 hours.

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New bill seeks to add agility to electronic warfare development

Two senators are calling for more funding flexibility for the Pentagon's electronic warfare programs.


GSA opens acquisition gateway to the public

The GSA formally opened its Acquisition Gateway for public viewing, although pricing data remains behind closed doors.

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GSA completes initial agency telecom inventory

As GSA awaits bids for its next-generation telecom contract, it completed an important inventory of services that federal agencies are using under current contracts.

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Census wants 2020 outreach to be mobile and social

Contractors will need to think creatively if they want to win the $415 million Census communications contract due to be awarded this summer.

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Hardware failure brings down tax systems

On the cusp of tax season, unexplained tech troubles forced the IRS to suspend several key digital operations.

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New committee looks to elevate electronic warfare

The Electronic Warfare Executive Committee seeks to translate experimentation into actual capabilities being deployed.

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DHS plans expanded social media checks on Syrian refugees

Members of Congress are looking to DHS for a more complete regime of social media background checks on Syrian refugees looking to enter the U.S.

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