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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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Top 10 tech trends for feds to watch

As Trump's budget proposal points to policy priorities, these tech issues are sure to shape government's operational agenda.

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Trump's 2018 budget plan hacks civilian spending for defense, homeland

As promised, a budget blueprint from the Trump administration prioritizes military and homeland security spending, and pays for increases with dramatic cuts to civilian agencies.

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Trump’s cyber job #1: protecting federal networks and data

Protecting federal networks and data, followed by protecting critical infrastructure, are the Trump administration's cyber priorities, the homeland security advisor says.

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FirstNet expects court decision soon

FirstNet's top lawyer said the bid protest holding up the $6.5 billion contract award could be resolved "in the next several days."

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What happens to Healthcare.gov?

Under the new GOP health care proposal, future online health care marketplaces could be state-based, private or non-existent.

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Trump's plan to reorganize the federal government

President Trump signed an executive order promising "a comprehensive plan for reorganizing the federal government."

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How budget sequestration affected contracting

Defense agency contract obligations for IT and telecom services dipped over the last five years under the Budget Control Act, even as civilian side obligations held steady.

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IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

Inspectors general fear that budget cuts could force agencies to choose between spending on program operations and cybersecurity.

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Senate votes to repeal 'blacklisting' rule

In a close vote, the Senate passed a resolution to eliminate the so-called blacklisting rule for federal contractors.

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