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Watchdog: GSA isn't clearing all contactors for work on telecom transition

According to an oversight memo, GSA didn't complete required background checks on all contractors working on transition duties for the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Systems contract.

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DHS looks to agile in EAGLE II replacement

More than a year after the cancellation of an ambitious, agile services contract, the Department of Homeland Security is still learning from the experience.

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Tech is center stage in global IRS tax crime partnership

The IRS announced a global partnership with four other nations that will focus on information and technology sharing, cooperation on criminal and financial investigations, cybercrime and cryptocurrencies.

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New rule covers purchasing authority for cyber emergencies

The federal government is moving to expand emergency procurement authority for purchases used to respond to or recover from a cyber attack, according to a new proposed rule in the Federal Register.

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USDA reports success with centers of excellence program

As the Department of Agriculture modernizes, the General Services Administration is looking for the next agency to adopt its "centers of excellence" approach.

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Lankford dishes on the future of the federal workforce

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) spoke with FCW about his workforce priorities as well as the White House's reorganization plan.

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Lawmakers question goals of reorganization plan

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle raised concerns about various aspects of the White House's plan to structurally reorganize the federal government.

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High Court rules that public-sector unions can't require fees from non-members

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court overturned a 40-year-old ruling that permitted public-sector unions to collect "agency fees" from non-members to cover costs of collective bargaining.

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VA's new health record could yield savings – in 10 years

As the Department of Veterans Affairs embarks on a decade-long, $16 billion journey to replace its homegrown electronic health records system with a commercial platform, there's some hope that there will be savings on the post-implementation side.

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MGT money zeroed out in Senate funding bill

After receiving $100 million in funding last year, money for the Technology Modernization Fund in fiscal year 2019 may not be a sure thing.

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DOD consolidates cloud under CIO

The Pentagon announced new CIO Dana Deasy was taking control over all of the department's cloud initiatives, but it's not clear what that means for the warfighting cloud acquisition program JEDI.

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Can government do e-commerce?

Congress mandated that the government give federal buyers an shopping experience, but it's not as easy as it looks.

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