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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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DOJ sees a path to legal hacking

A legal framework for information security research is gaining traction, said a senior Justice Department official, but the guidance is broad, with specific policies emerging from the private sector.

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The White House IT report sounds good, but funding is still needed

To truly transform federal IT, agencies will need more than just reallocated resources.

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GAO sustains protest in $283M Census mobile contract

As the Census Bureau prepares to ramp up its preparations on a tight budget and schedule, the Government Accountability Office decided a critical $283 million contract was not rightfully awarded.

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White House: No new policy for encrypted chat apps

In a terse response to probing questions from Capitol Hill, a White House liaison indicates that there's no new policy when it comes to encrypted messaging platforms.

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China's push to lead in AI

China's new cybersecurity law does more than undergird plans for AI market dominance -- it shows how the government is building out rules for a new age of computing.

DHS mandates new security standards for federal networks

The Department of Homeland Security is requiring agencies to use new email and web security protocols.

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