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A new push for more actionable IT spending data

The White House and the General Services Administration are seeking information from industry about how to make federal IT spending more transparent and run IT operations more like a business.

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DHS tried to take 5 legacy IT programs agile. Here’s what happened

The Department of Homeland Security ran a yearlong agile acquisition pilot program with five existing programs from FEMA, TSA, ICE and USCIS.

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TMF's how-to guide for remaining $55 million

The seven-member board steering IT modernization dollars is telling agencies how they can get a piece of the remaining $55 million in funding.

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House appropriators approve $150 million for TMF in FY2019

The House Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would provide $150 million for the centralized fund created by the Modernizing Government Technology Act, falling $60 million short of the White House’s fiscal year 2019 request and $100 million short of what the MGT Act authorizes.

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Congress, GAO signal OTA oversight

Lawmakers join the Government Accountability Office in asserting greater oversight and review over "other transaction authority" awards.

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Census IT costs close in on $5 billion

Census documents reveal the rising costs of the 2020 census -- and indicate that existing tech can be leveraged to obtain accurate citizenship data without adding a new question to the population survey.

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Bid to revive Capitol Hill tech office fails

On a mostly party-line vote, the House rejected an effort bring back the Office of Technology Assessment.

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SEWP tool helps federal IT supply chain

SEWP's authorized reseller identification tool is helping the contract vehicle's federal customers weed out unauthorized IT gear and services.

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OMB announces first Technology Modernization Fund awards

The Departments of Agriculture, Energy and Housing and Urban Development to receive a combined $45 million from the governmentwide revolving fund.

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In House bill, Pentagon cloud funding comes with strings attached

The House defense appropriations bill includes new reporting requirements on the JEDI project and the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions cloud efforts.

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USAF edges toward an agile future

Air Force IT acquisition lead Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel said that agile didn't make the program objectives memo for 2020 but an embrace of agile development remains a goal.

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GSA wants input on cyber services buying

GSA has asked federal buyers and commercial providers about how to renovate four crucial cybersecurity services on its biggest IT purchasing schedule.

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