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Software group backs curbs on LPTA in defense bill

BSA/The Software Alliance supports a move in Congress to limit use of "lowest price technically acceptable" standards in federal IT contracting.

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Acquisition pros report optimism despite budget uncertainty

A survey of federal acquisition specialists from the Professional Services Council found positive views of the workforce and communication efforts.

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A new role for government in ID proofing

A new trade group, the Better Identity Coalition, wants government to assume a stronger role in validating online identity.

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House zeroes out $380M in voting security funding

A House-passed appropriations bill eliminates $380 million in grants to states to support election security, despite efforts by some Democrats to maintain the funding.

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New CDM bill aims for flexibility, newer tech

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation designed to give the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility to implement and share a key cybersecurity program with partner agencies.

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Why Congress should embrace market research for DOD

A provision in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act would bring significant benefits to DOD IT acquisition.

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DHS: Agencies need greater authority to protect tech supply chain

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security told a congressional committee that they would support additional authorities to better emphasize security in technology supply chain management throughout the federal government.

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DOD CIO hits pause on JEDI cloud acquisition

Dana Deasy set cloud as his office's top priority. But when it comes to the JEDI request for proposal, he's directed staff to "pause" to compile a comprehensive review.

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Draft data strategy pushes transparency, quality, privacy

The Trump administration's federal data strategy met its first milestone, the release of an initial set of draft principles.

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Waging cyber war without a rulebook

As the U.S. looks to go on the offense in the cyber domain, critical questions remain unanswered around who will take the lead and how clearly to draw the rules of engagement.

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The misguided campaign to undermine OTAs and innovation

The potential benefits of Other Transaction Authority are being threatened by legacy IT incumbents looking out for their bottom line.

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GSA looks to streamline acquisition for federal buyers

The new Order Level Materials ordering upgrade to schedule contracts can speed up agency buys.

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