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GAO expands and elevates tech assessment

In response to a demand from lawmakers, the Government Accountability Office is launching a new team to provide technology expertise to Congress.

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Connolly: Federal IT won't get lost in House Oversight

While the House Committee on Oversight and Reform plans hard hitting probes of the Trump administration, the panel isn't abandoning tech and federal IT priorities.

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Air Force's Kessel Run expands its ranks

In its first civilian-focused hiring event, the Air Force’s software factory Kessel Run looks to bring on about 30 new personnel.

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OPM warns that back pay could be wonky

The Office of Personnel Management is directing agencies to pay employees impacted by the partial shutdown as soon as possible, but warns that the initial payroll could require some corrections after the fact.

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Judge in JEDI case limits documents, witnesses

Oracle's push to crack open Amazon's bid to run the DOD's $10 billion cloud program and hear from former Amazon employees was rejected by a judge.

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OMB recalls feds to work

The Office of Management and Budget issued a memo instructing agencies to reopen after a continuing resolution ending the 35-day shutdown was signed into law.

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Shutdown ends with three-week stopgap deal

President Trump announced a deal with Congress to fund the government while negotiations for border security priorities take place.

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A better way to manage modernizing funds

Implementing modern procurement technology and best practices is an investment, not an expense, which will deliver returns over time.

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Small biz left holding the bag on pre-shutdown work

Without the cash reserves and diverse portfolios of major contractors, small businesses with contracts at shuttered agencies are facing big problems.

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Patriot Act updates lurk for Congress

The upcoming expiration of a handful of key provisions in the Patriot Act at the end of the year could set up another battle in Congress over the size and scope of U.S. surveillance authorities.

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DHS faces immediate and long-term problems from the shutdown

The shutdown is having lasting effects on the mission at the Department of Homeland Security, with some effects more evident than others, according to ex-agency officials.

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Legislators look for new ways to pay feds

As furloughed feds and those working without pay face a second missed paycheck, some in Congress are looking for solutions outside of a funding deal.

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