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Crunch time for acquisition portal in defense bill

Reconciliation of the massive defense bill could put new off-the-shelf acquisition sources into the federal acquisition mix, but experts worry about the details.

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Agencies steer clear of RIFs in reorg plans

Agencies think they can fulfill White House reorganization goals and trim their workforces by relying on attrition and reclassifying employees.

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How MGT changes the game for federal CIOs

Under the funding plan in the Modernizing Government Technology Act, federal IT leaders will be able to make strategic technology investments with the same level of agility as their private-sector counterparts.

DHS offers new details on Kaspersky ban

The Department of Homeland Security published the full text of its Kaspersky ban in the Federal Register just as the Senate voted to ban the company from federal networks as an amendment to the defense bill.

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IRS relies on obsolete hardware, IG finds

An inspector general audit found the IRS is losing ground when it comes to replacing outdated IT hardware, with budget constraints topping the list of reasons.

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Census dinged by IG for canvassing error rate

A recent Department of Commerce inspector general report raises questions about the quality control procedures for an in-office component of the Census Bureau's address canvassing operation.

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White House's IT policy deadline looms

Administration will collect comments on a draft plan to rethink federal IT through Sept. 20, leading to a final report and a year-long flurry of activity to consolidate networks and develop new cloud policy.

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CIO Council to host governmentwide tech recruiting event

The Federal CIO Council is hosting a governmentwide hiring event to help bridge the government’s tech and cyber skills gap.

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Senators gear up for government reorg

With agencies' draft reorganization plans due at the end of the month, senators want to focus on legislative solutions to the low-hanging fruit for improving agency efficiencies.

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Census delays field IT contract award

As key field tests for the 2020 enumeration approaches, the Census Bureau announced it was going to be later than expected with a key contract award on field IT.

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Military IT chiefs want combat-ready infrastructure

Army CIO Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher said current DOD networks aren't necessarily what's required for the next conflict.

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Will states' ACA tech be ready for November open enrollment?

The Government Accountability Office warns that the federal government may have limited visibility into state marketplace systems.