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Can the AF's Kessel Run scale across the DOD?

Everyone wants a piece of the Air Force's agile software development program. Here's how the program could scale to the other services.

With elections over, CISA focus shifts to risk management center

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen signaled that her newly minted cybersecurity agency will shift its focus to a number of longer term initiatives around risk and supply chain.

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Reaching in to teach procurement

Lesley Field, the government's top acquisition officer, talks about the challenge of communicating with 40,000 procurement specialists across government.

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DOD's failed audit shines a light on IT woes

Longstanding deficiencies in the Defense Department's tech portfolio emerged as a leading cause for the failure of the organization’s first completed audit report.

DOD, DHS report advancing cyber cooperation

Officials from both agencies told Congress at a joint committee hearing on cyber incident cooperation that the partnership has been fruitful, but budget constraints could require legislation.

GSA job swap

Two of the top managers at the Federal Acquisition Service are switching jobs, and there are ramifications for the $50 billion EIS contract.

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Unions sue VA over move to curtail official time

Three federal unions are suing Department of Veterans Affairs for its plan to alter its collective bargaining deal to move more than 400 employees off of union work.

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Lawmakers balk at $350M addition to VA's health record deal

The $16 billion, 10-year electronic heath record software upgrade at the Department of Veterans Affairs is barely past the starting gate, but lawmakers are already worried about management and budgeting missteps that could put the project over budget and behind schedule.

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DHS cyber re-org clears Congress

Cybersecurity gets its own agency under a reorganization bill that is headed to the White House for the president's signature.

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JEDI survives Oracle protest

A bid to freeze the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year cloud deal stalled as the Government Accountability Office denied a protest that claimed the procurement was stacked in favor of a particular vendor and flawed on other competitive grounds.

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GAO: Four big agencies still lag on FITARA

The congressional watchdog warns that CIOs still lack visibility into IT spending four years after the passage of landmark procurement legislation.

DOD CIO lags in implementing cyber law

Congress passed landmark cybersecurity legislation in late 2015, but Pentagon agencies have a spotty record of implementation, according to a watchdog report.

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