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Why Trump’s budget bodes well for IT transformation

Agencies have taken admirable, if cautious, steps to modernize their IT, but wholesale change is needed. Proposed budget cuts just might force that to happen.

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Border wall: tech not included (yet)

Details of technology systems that might back a future border wall aren't spelled out in prototype specs.

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Trump's disruption: Could there be a silver lining?

Alan Balutis argues that government needs a good shake-up.

GSA looks to streamline cyber buying

As part of a new strategy for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity capabilities, GSA is looking to replace the blanket purchase agreement with a better governmentwide IT contract.

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House panel looks to spur acquisition innovation at DHS

The House Homeland Security Committee passed a bill that would put a manager in place to foster more acquisition innovation at the Department of Homeland Security.

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What Trump’s budget means for government grant managers

Grants will likely require sharped mission and performance, with many of the funding decisions devolving to the states.

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DIUx head wants to drive culture change at DOD

The head of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental says his goal is to drive culture change in the DOD's acquisition and innovation processes rather than make DIUx the acquisition arm of the DOD.

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Trump's budget revives calls for air traffic shift

There are serious obstacles to moving air traffic operations away from the FAA, despite calls to do so in the president's budget.

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IG: Census underestimates costs of 2020 count

Inaccurate assumptions in the Census Bureau's 2016 test plan are contributing to the agency's underestimation of what the 2020 enumeration will cost.

CIO Council: Get on the same platform

The CIO Council wants agencies to modernize using shared cloud-supported solutions and hosted APIs.

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More NextGen rollouts as White House floats air traffic shift

The FAA has NextGen DataComm capabilities working at some of the busiest airports in the U.S., but the White House proposes shifting air traffic control to a private entity, which some say could blunt the effort.

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How career feds will manage Trump's government reorg

Without confirmed subcabinet officials, President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a federal government reorganization will be managed by agency chiefs and career executives.

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