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As deadline looms, 22 states opt-in to FirstNet

FirstNet announced that final decisions are due from governors by Dec. 28 on whether they will use the federally backed interoperable wireless network for first responders.

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OPM names new CIO

Former Maryland CIO David Garcia will replace David DeVries as the top tech official of the Office of Personnel Management.

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White House cracks down on executive travel

The same day Tom Price stepped down as secretary of Health and Human Services, the White House put out a memo reminding agency execs not to stick taxpayers with the tab for private travel.

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FedRAMP launches streamlined approvals for low-impact services

FedRAMP Tailored aims to get applications to agencies in as little as four weeks and reduce the burden on cloud providers.

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DHS moves ahead on financial system amid questions from Congress

DHS released the final draft RFP for its financial management system modernization to potential vendors and told them to plan for a late October contract award.

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House panel seeks probe of contractor data calls

The Energy and Commerce committee asked the GAO to examine whether the Department of Energy is wasting contractors time and money with superfluous requests.

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What to look for in agency reorg plans

Will agency reorganization plans focus on management and program improvements, or are the efforts a front for budget cuts and workforce reductions?

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Former DHS chief feared catastrophic attack on election systems

Although a full-blown attack by Russian hackers on voting systems in the 2016 election didn't materialize, former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said the Russian state-backed probes of those systems are a wake-up call.

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Senators propose extension of FITARA data center initiative

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) introduced the Senate version of a bill to extend data center consolidation provisions that are due to expire in October 2018.

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Federal employees honored for tech, humanitarian work

At a time of generally low public trust in government, the Partnership for Public Service honored the work of civil servants at its annual awards gala.

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Better standards, more sharing seen as keys to cloud adoption

A broad-based group of federal officials are working together to develop new tools for cloud acquisition and innovation.

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Senators seek IG probe of HealthCare.gov outages

Four Senate Democrats are urging the Health and Human Services inspector general to probe the planned schedule for HealthCare.gov downtime during the coming open enrollment period.

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Nominations for the 2018 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted, and are due by Dec. 23. 

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