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18F seeks to streamline ATO process

Innovation group 18F has launched an interagency project aimed at reducing the time and red tape in the security compliance process for commercial products.

NPPD reorg bill moves on to full House

A bill that would restructure the Department of Homeland Security's cyber and infrastructure protection operations passed out of committee with ease.

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Vendors: Don’t step back from FLASH

An unusual letter from would-be winners of DHS' cancelled FLASH contract encouraged the agency to move forward with other innovative procurement efforts.

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GSA moves OASIS management team to FEDSIM

Personnel changes at the agency continue with the naming of a new team to manage the popular multiple-award contract for professional services.

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Agencies should look to industry for scaling shared services

Adopting standards and building partnerships with industry will accelerate agencies' ability to take advantage of shared services, says a GSA executive.

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Teleworking success a mixed bag at SSA

Employee productivity in the Social Security Administration's teleworking pilot program varied significantly by office and job function.

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House adds cyber strategy provision to defense bill

The House overwhelmingly passed the 2018 defense bill after adding cyber provisions, including the requirement for the DOD to update its cyber strategy and definition of cyber deterrence.

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House bill provides $1.6B for border wall

The House DHS appropriations bill funds border wall construction at $1.6 billion, with more than $200 million in supporting tech.

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Workforce antidiscrimination bill sails through House

The House of Representatives passed by voice vote a bill that would codify stronger anti-discrimination protections for federal employees.

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$50B telecom award due in late July

GSA says it is still on track to award its $50 billion EIS telecommunications contract at the end of the month.

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Is GSA getting too political?

Some Hill Democrats are pushing back on a decision to make the Federal Acquisition Service chief a political appointee.

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Expert: Battling botnets requires standards and automation

The departments of Commerce and Homeland Security have embarked on a year-long study on how to reduce botnets, but one former official says steps must be taken now to combat the growing problem.

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