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Court tosses VA's expedited firing authority

A federal court invalidated part of a 2014 law that makes it easier to fire VA workers, and the agency wants a replacement from Congress.

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DHS targets ID spoofing in tech solicitation

A DHS procurement program aimed at onboarding innovative companies is looking for solutions to ID spoofing problems.

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Note to the White House: Wall Street is watching

Concerns about the Trump administration's plans for the 2018 budget and slow pace of appointments are showing up in contractor earnings calls.

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More from Mulvaney on what makes for a 'good shutdown'

Washington is "broken," according to the head of the Office of Management and Budget, and maybe a government shutdown can help fix it.

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Does buying cloud services have to be this hard?

The acquisition options are getting better, but many agencies are still relying on workarounds.

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Intel act highlights cyber, STEM and Russia

Prioritizing STEM education, improving cybersecurity, reviewing the ODNI and countering Russian influence are among the priorities Congress has spelled out in the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act.

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Trump signs funding bill, deflecting budget fight to the fall

The federal government is funded through the end of fiscal year 2017, but big battles and a possible shutdown loom for the 2018 budget.

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Why CFOs and CIOs need to partner on cybersecurity

With the government spending billions annually on cybersecurity, it is essential that CIOs and CFOs work together to bake cyber into agency IT budgets, current and former officials say.

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With 2017 funding in place, September shutdown looms

Threats from the president and the administration suggest that a government shutdown could be in the offing at the close of fiscal year 2017.

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DOD pushing ahead with AT&L split

The Department of Defense is moving forward with the congressionally mandated split of the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and will soon reveal details of its strategy.

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What’s next for agile acquisition?

As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and legislative levels play a central role.

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Congress agrees on funding package

After flirting with a partial shutdown, lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan $1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September.

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