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IRS wants $300 million for IT modernization in 2021

The agency is planning IT modernization and security initiatives while also adding more than 100 new special agents focused on cybercrime and virtual currencies.

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DHS waives contracting rules for border wall

Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced plans to use special authority to build sections of the planned border wall without the use of competitive bidding.

Mark T. Esper at the 2018 HQDA Attache Reception March 15, 2018. Photo by Staff Sgt. Brandy N. Mejia.

Esper: No White House pressure on JEDI

Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters that he "never felt pressure from the White House" with regard to the award to Microsoft of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

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GSA seeks assisted acquisitions exec

GSA is searching for an assistant commissioner to help oversee assisted acquisitions, including FedSIM.

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GSA extends and expands contractor debriefing pilot

The General Services Administration is offering contractors a longer and more detailed explanation of award decisions.

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Lawmakers hope to extend paid parental leave beyond Title 5

A new bill would update federal workforce law to allow more employees to take advantage of a paid parental leave benefit.

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Court orders temporary block on JEDI

JEDI, the Defense Department’s multi-billion-dollar cloud procurement, is officially on hold, according to a federal court announcement Feb. 13.

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How DOD plans to automate classified cloud provisioning

The Pentagon wants to automate cloud provisioning at the classified level, and a stop-work order on its $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud program won't help, the department said.

CISA chief Chris Krebs disusses the future of the agency at Auburn University Aug. 22 2019

CISA leans into facilitator role in election security plan

A strategic plan for protecting the 2020 elections from foreign interference lays out a number of plans to support and empower other stakeholders from hacks, influence operations and other threats.

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Evans out at Energy Department

The Department of Energy is replacing Karen Evans at DOE's Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response office with a cyber official from NSA.

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House bill would make modernization CoEs law

A new bipartisan bill would codify the General Services Administration’s Centers of Excellence.

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GAO, Congress warn on Census staffing, cyber

On the eve of the 2020 census, oversight bodies are warning on risks that could compromise the population count.

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