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Congress offers $65M as down payment on Vista replacement

House Appropriators are budgeting $65 million for the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch its plan to acquire a commercial health record, but the funding comes with conditions.

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VA accountability bill clears Congress

The House approves a Senate bill that gives the Veterans Affairs secretary new authority to discipline and fire problem employees while enhancing whistleblower protections.

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FITARA progress stalls on scorecard 4.0

After steady improvement on previous scorecards, agency progress on Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act implementation stalled on the fourth round.

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New DHS CIO leads with a hands-on style

Richard Staropoli, the new top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security, wants systems that can cover a lot of ground but says the search for a "100 percent solution" impedes progress.

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DHS execs own FLASH fail

The department's failure to launch an agile services contract can serve as a teachable moment, according to DHS procurement officials.

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How digital service teams fit in the new administration

Digital service teams hope their clout and support from the administration can break through decades-old cultural barriers and empower the federal IT workforce at large.

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Two execs to leave GSA in wake of reorg

Tom Sharpe and Kevin Youel Page are resigning in the aftermath of a reorganization that changes the face of the Federal Acquisition Service.

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Grassley calls Trump administration's oversight claims 'nonsense'

A leading Senate Republican is amplifying claims by House Democrats for access to Trump administration officials and materials for oversight purposes. A new lawsuit, meanwhile, also could shake loose relevant documents and details.

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COVFEFE the typo becomes COVFEFE the bill

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) riffed on a recent Twitter meme with legislation that would expand the Presidential Records Act to explicitly include social media posts as documentary material.

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Trump to create new council, office to fast-track infrastructure projects

President Trump aims to speed the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects and make it more transparent for project managers and the public.

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White House official chided for violating Hatch Act

White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino Jr. was chided by an federal watchdog for stumping against a sitting congressman, a violation of the Hatch Act.

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Army colonel indicted in alleged $20M contracting fraud scheme

An active duty Army colonel is facing 85 years in prison for his role in an alleged $20 million fraud and bribery scheme involving IT related contracts.

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