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Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

OMB chief: People are 'immune to the true costs of government'

To achieve a balanced budget without tax hikes would require a 12 to 13 percent cut in government spending, said OMB Director Mick Mulvaney.

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Thornberry introduces DOD acquisition reform bill

While the DOD is working through major acquisition reforms mandated by the 2017 NDAA, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is trying to streamline the way the DOD buys smaller goods and services and audits the process.

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$500M IT modernization bill passes House

The Modernizing Government Technology Act passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote, but the Senate outlook is less certain.

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Why DIUx shouldn't exist

While DIUx is addressing defense innovation and acquisition shortfalls, experts say the need for a procurement acceleration program shows just how broken the acquisition process is.

Claire Grady

Career procurement exec tapped for top management post at DHS

Claire Grady, who has held senior procurement positions at the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, is President Trump's nominee for deputy undersecretary for management at DHS.

NIST's school for cyber

The federal government's standards setter is offering agencies advice on how to implement the cybersecurity framework.

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Where the MGT money will go

Tech leaders are already planning how to spend the money in the Modernizing Government Technology Act.

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A $20B argument for passing the MGT Act

How to shift leverage back to government deal-makers and fund IT modernization from within.

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IGs say hiring freeze, budget cuts hurt oversight

Inspectors general report that the hiring freeze negatively affected their operations and raised concerns that proposed budget cuts could jeopardize their ability to conduct oversight.

Sen Heidi Heitkamp

Heitkamp to offer workforce reform bill

Hiring flexibility and attracting younger workers are key goals in workforce legislation set to be introduced in the Senate.

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GSA official promises vendors "proactively business-friendly" approach under Trump

The General Services Administration is reviewing changes to reporting rules to make them more palatable to industry.

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New spending site debuts

The latest version of USASpending.gov opens access to federal spending information mandated by the Data Act.

Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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