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A $20B argument for passing the MGT Act

How to shift leverage back to government deal-makers and fund IT modernization from within.

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IGs say hiring freeze, budget cuts hurt oversight

Inspectors general report that the hiring freeze negatively affected their operations and raised concerns that proposed budget cuts could jeopardize their ability to conduct oversight.

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Heitkamp to offer workforce reform bill

Hiring flexibility and attracting younger workers are key goals in workforce legislation set to be introduced in the Senate.

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GSA official promises vendors "proactively business-friendly" approach under Trump

The General Services Administration is reviewing changes to reporting rules to make them more palatable to industry.

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New spending site debuts

The latest version of USASpending.gov opens access to federal spending information mandated by the Data Act.

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Will Comey's encryption legacy at FBI go dark?

Politics aside, what does the firing of FBI Director James Comey mean for the future of cybersecurity law enforcement and the debate over commercial encryption?

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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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