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Senate hears from IC nominees as spy authority renewal is set to pass

President Trump’s nominees for two key intelligence community oversight roles offered support of section 702 reauthorization during a smooth confirmation hearing.

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Watchdog calls out EIS risks

GSA's inspector general warned that the transition to the new $50 billion telecom contract is being put at risk because of a lack of interagency agreements.

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Should US companies hack back? It's complicated, says DHS chief

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen assured senators that the agency would help private companies protect themselves, but she shied away from endorsing active defense tactics.

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Connolly, Schatz push to give feds a pay raise

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) are pushing to give federal employees a pay raise.

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How DOD defends data in the cloud

While commercial providers have responsibilities, one senior officer said, defense agencies are ultimately responsible for protecting data in the cloud.

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Agencies still adjusting to FITARA

Agencies consistently underreport IT project funding, according to a recent oversight report, but progress is being made.

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CIO visibility into agency IT spending is clouded, GAO finds

A new GAO study finds acquisition chiefs and CIOs aren't always connecting on IT spending.

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Federal financial managers skeptical about reorg, survey says

Members of the federal financial community have doubts the Trump administration's plan to reorganize the federal government while slashing civilian budgets will make agency operations more efficient.

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FITARA sponsor Issa to retire from Congress

The former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the lead sponsor of the IT procurement bill FITARA is calling it quits.

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OMB Deputy director of management nominee clears committee

If confirmed by the full Senate, Margaret Weichert will have a hand in several major technology and workforce issues, including IT modernization, supervising the federal CIO and serving as the point person for federal agency reorganization.

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Can AI help simplify federal acquisition?

For all the mystery still surrounding the future of artificial intelligence, some early governmental uses could help federal workers and contractors navigate acquisition regulations to make federal purchasing less complex.

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OCIO gets a seat at the table on DOD's cloud team

Pentagon acquisition chief Ellen Lord has been replaced as the chair of the group overseeing the massive cloud initiative known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure.

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