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Why this IT modernization push could actually work

A former agency CIO suggests that the key pieces are finally falling into place.

John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

Lawmakers press on Census finances and leadership

Lawmakers from the House have raised concerns about the uncertainty of financial estimates of the costs of the 2020 census, while senators are urging President Trump to swiftly name a permanent director.

Dr. John Zangardi, principal deputy CIO, Department of Defense

DOD CIO explains FITARA fail

In June, DOD received an F+ for its implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, but the CIO says his department is working to bring up its marks.

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New report details infighting amid founding of GSA tech hub

The sudden departures of senior GSA acquisition leaders were spurred by an increasingly bitter internal battle, according to a whistleblower investigation.

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What's next for spending data?

Officials are continuing to iterate on Data Act reporting, and more granular, standardized government info could be in the offing.

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Is the Data Act proving out?

Key sponsors of the Data Act from both parties have good things to say about the financial information being released under the law.

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9 GOP reps oppose cuts to federal retirement system

A group of House Republicans including D.C.-area lawmaker Barbara Comstock announced opposition to cuts aimed at federal employees and retirees in Trump's FY18 budget request.

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Officials press Congress to reauthorize spy powers

The Trump administration is asking Congress to reauthorize a critical foreign surveillance program without any amendments and to eliminate the sunset clause.

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PSC wants OMB to tweak its regs memo

The move to eliminate and streamline federal agency reporting and small business payment regulations needs some sharpening, the industry group says.

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Lira: IT modernization needs new 'organizational structure'

One of the White House's special innovation officers is looking to change culture, not just modernize tech.

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The real key to technology transformation

CIO authorities are important, but communication and governance cannot be overlooked when it comes to achieving FITARA’s objectives.

Watchdog finds IT issues at Secret Service, TSA

Financial systems at both agencies need better management, according to DHS inspector general IT audits.