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Procurement priorities take cues from commercial space

Acquisition policy is focusing on more transparent, innovative buying methods that take cues from commercial markets.

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Air traffic control reform hits turbulence in Congress

Congress still faces the decision whether to privatize air traffic control responsibilities and the jobs of 30,000 federal employees.

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Ryan, Murray team up on evidence-based policy bill

The House speaker and Democratic senator have introduced legislation to help measure government efficiency based on their commission’s findings.

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PSC: Fed IT spend is flat, but MGT is the wild card

Pending modernization legislation could make a big difference in federal IT spending, according to a new trade association study and federal officials.

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Automation is the secret to modernization

How applying automation technology can speed agencies' modernization of outdated systems.

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Census delays IT contracts, plays catchup on systems

At a quarterly meeting, Census announced it has delayed two key IT contracts, but following a requested funding increase, is catching up on IT systems development.

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GSA looks for possible DUNS replacements

For the second time in 2017, the General Services Administration is requesting feedback on ways to reduce its reliance on a proprietary business entity identifier system it uses to track government contracts.

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Congress passes budget plan without steep cuts to federal retirement plans

The House narrowly approved a budget blueprint that omitted deep cuts to federal retirement benefits initially sought by conservatives on Capitol Hill.

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Can agencies seize the moment for modernization?

There is "incredible alignment" in support of IT modernization, officials say, but better planning is needed to take full advantage.

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Army streamlines adapt-and-buy approach

Army CIO Lt. Gen. Bruce Crawford said the formation has to shed the "thinking of old" and think outside of the procurement process if it wants to be cyber-battle ready.

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How agencies can get in step with the cyber EO

The top three technologies for compliance with the cybersecurity executive order.

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White House sketches plans to staff its modernization efforts

A new solicitation sets the stage for a new advisory structure to help the Office of American Innovation modernize federal IT.

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

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