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Boente tapped as DOJ's acting national security chief

Dana Boente is moving to his third acting position in the Department of Justice since January, replacing Mary McCord as acting assistant attorney general of the National Security Division.

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Congress agrees on funding package

After flirting with a partial shutdown, lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan $1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September.

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White House takes on technology revamp

The White House is standing up a technology council to "transform and modernize" the government's IT and digital services.

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GSA rolls out space-based SIN

The agency hopes Schedule 70 special item number for Earth observation solutions will help speed uptake of emerging satellite services.

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Army official: Soldier needs should drive tech acquisition

The Army, and the DOD more broadly, must build out tech acquisition requirements based on the needs of the soldiers in the field, not commanders or acquisition officials, says one Army official.

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NSA halts Section 702 'upstream' collection

The NSA says it is halting "upstream" collection of email traffic that mentions targets of foreign surveillance after an internal review of "inadvertent compliance incidents" involving information collected on U.S. persons.

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MGT is back

Capitol Hill IT modernization champion Will Hurd reintroduced a bill to support the retirement of legacy technology and the shift to cloud and managed services.

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Trump taps hedge fund CISO to lead IT at DHS

Richard Staropoli, who leads IT security at a New York-based hedge fund, will serve as the top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security.

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Trump tech aide touts DATA Act as 'model' for innovation

A few agencies will miss the May deadline to electronically submit their financial data, but robust support of spending data transparency from the White House, Congress and the private sector will keep the pressure on lagging agencies.

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OMB seeks more specific IT spending data

New guidance instructs agencies to break out investments for seven standard "support IT" categories.

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Congress plans one-week punt on funding deadline

Congress and the White House need more time to come to terms on a package to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2017.

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Price: Docs aren't 'data-entry clerks'

The nation's top health official wants to reduce the burden he says health IT regulation puts on practitioners.

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