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Will deep budget cuts alter federal buying strategies?

Federal agency officials are optimistic that efforts to optimize spending across government will continue, but some experts say deep agency cuts could short circuit some IT spending.

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New bill would give VA expanded authority to fire employees

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee is looking to give leaders at VA new authority to fire employees across the organization.

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SEC advances open data rule

Two commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission voted to approve a rule change that would require public companies to submit financial statements in a streamlined open data format.

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Bid protest continues to stall FirstNet award

The First Responder Network Authority is preparing to announce the award for its nationwide broadband public safety network, once it settles an ongoing bid protest.

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How would Trump’s proposed cuts affect the Census?

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee for Commerce Department secretary by a 72 to 27 vote Feb. 27, but the future of programs and positions Ross will oversee remains hazy.

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Trump pushes sweeping changes in speech to nation

In an address to a rare joint session of Congress, President Trump discussed his near-term plans, and his aim to dramatically change the priorities of the federal government in his 2018 budget.

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Why FEMA needs a new administrator, now

Former FEMA Administer Craig Fugate and House Homeland Security subcommittee leadership call for new emergency manager for the agency as soon as possible.

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Too soon to tell if CBP biometric systems can scale

DHS efforts to develop entry/exit systems that capture travelers’ biometric data are making progress, a GAO report finds, but full implementation is far from simple.

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Is Coats too nice to lead ODNI?

As both a "resource and a liability," cyberspace will be a priority, Dan Coats tells the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during his confirmation hearing for Director of National Intelligence.

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Trump floats $54B boost to defense, and matching cuts to civilian agencies

The White House is proposing double-digit decreases at civilian agencies and steep cuts to foreign aid to support a 10 percent increase to the defense side of the federal discretionary budget.

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DISA searches for new acquisition life with SETI

The new $7.5 billion SETI acquisition program aims to rapidly contract innovative technologies and solutions across the Defense Department.

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VA seeks permanent CISO

The Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to hire a permanent IT security lead.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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