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Will 'fourth estate' reforms at DOD save serious money?

Eliminating supporting defense agencies may not save enough money to hit cost-cutting targets, experts say.

Bill Evanina speaks at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.

Changes coming to clearance process in 30 to 60 days, says ODNI

A top national security official said that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence hopes coming changes will significantly reduce the existing backlog, which has ballooned to 700,000 in recent years.

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IGs: IT and workforce woes plague multiple agencies

The first-ever report on governmentwide challenges from a group of Inspectors General found that management of IT systems and human capital are among the most frequently identified performance challenges facing agencies across government.

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9 agencies seek TMF funds

Nine agencies have submitted plans to tap the first $100 million available via the Technology Modernization Fund, but no decisions have been made yet.

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GAO, Census differ on IT readiness

Uncertainty over the impact the addition of the citizenship question and IT systems' readiness dominated a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing intended to discuss the Census Bureau's fiscal year 2019 budget.

GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

GSA chief says citizen services will be a focal point in FY2019

IT modernization funds and real estate questions also featured prominently at an April 17 hearing on the General Services Administration's appropriation.

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IRS systems crash on tax day

The tech failure at IRS may not be due to legacy IT, but rather to modern front-end systems that are typically hardened and tested in advance the annual filing deadline.

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White House looks to automation to improve federal workforce

Five percent of federal jobs could be completely automated, according to a White House workforce plan, and most jobs could benefit from some automation.

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ZTE banned from buying from U.S. firms

The Commerce Department hit Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE with denial of export privileges, preventing the company from accessing the U.S. supply chain.

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FBI elevates three cyber cops to top leadership positions

Paul Abbate, who ran the bureau’s cybercrime division, will ascend to the No. 3 spot in the bureau’s leadership.

Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

Most jurisdictions satisfied with voting machines, GAO finds

Security and lifecycle replacement remains a concern for localities, but an investigation of hundreds of jurisdictions found broad satisfaction with the way equipment performed during the 2016 election.

Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

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