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Labor misses deadline to bid cyber contract, re-ups with Accenture

According to contracting documents, the Labor Department needs Accenture to maintain its cyber defenses in the midst of the ongoing governmentwide cybersecurity sprint.

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IRS fighting for 2010 funding in 2017

The tax agency has struggled with scandals and legacy tech, and blamed data leaks and abysmal customer service on funding cuts, but Republicans don't seem to think the IRS can fix its problems with money.

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IT modernization fund won't impinge on Schedule 70

The White House's proposed $3.1 billion fund to modernize federal IT would reside at GSA, but the agency's Schedule 70 director said the fund won't hurt the government's go-to source for IT acquisition.

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Pentagon IT budget prioritizes JRSS

Defense officials are seeking $172 million for the department-wide "firewall on steroids" -- up from the $84 million enacted for the program in fiscal 2016.

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OMB taps ex-HP exec as IT category manager

A former HP executive is set to lead the IT category as one of 10 category managers being named under OMB's acquisition plans.

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New bill would enshrine OMB's software licensing policy in law

A Senate bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to ensure that every executive agency develops a comprehensive software licensing policy.

White House wants $19B for cyber in FY 2017

The Obama administration's proposed Cybersecurity National Action Plan for FY2017 includes $3.1B for IT modernization and a new federal chief information security officer.

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Obama bemoans obsolete tech in budget request

The president put the federal government's portfolio of aging IT systems front and center in his final budget request to Congress.

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Obama establishes privacy council, cyber commission

Executive orders creating an interagency privacy council and a national commission on cybersecurity kick off President Barack Obama's final year of cyber policymaking.

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Pentagon looks to mature Cyber Command with FY17 budget

The Defense Department fiscal 2017 budget request for cyberspace operations is $6.7 billion, a roughly 16 percent increase from fiscal 2016 enacted level.

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White House plots privacy updates for 2016

OMB's privacy adviser hopes to advance on a number of documents, guidance and councils to bolster privacy efforts before a new administration takes office.

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New bill seeks to add agility to electronic warfare development

Two senators are calling for more funding flexibility for the Pentagon's electronic warfare programs.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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