Beth Killoran, HHS CIO

HHS looks to infrastructure, shared services for modernization

The Department of Health and Human Services is looking to expand its use of shared services, revamp its IT infrastructure and incorporate artificial intelligence as part of its modernization plan.

GSA signals new cyber rules for contractors

The GSA's planned regulations require contractors to take responsibility for unclassified systems and data and report breaches.

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Watchdog calls out EIS risks

GSA's inspector general warned that the transition to the new $50 billion telecom contract is being put at risk because of a lack of interagency agreements.

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With a shutdown days away, Congress looks to regroup

A plan to pass an immigration bill this week to pave the way to a 2018 budget has gone awry, and it's not clear whether a temporary fix is workable before funding expires at midnight Jan. 19.

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Should US companies hack back? It's complicated, says DHS chief

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen assured senators that the agency would help private companies protect themselves, but she shied away from endorsing active defense tactics.

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Connolly, Schatz push to give feds a pay raise

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) are pushing to give federal employees a pay raise.

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Agencies still adjusting to FITARA

Agencies consistently underreport IT project funding, according to a recent oversight report, but progress is being made.

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Path to funding deal remains in doubt

Republicans and Democrats in Congress face the same laundry list of issues that divided them before the holiday recess, and it remains to be seen whether a compromise is in the offing.

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CIO visibility into agency IT spending is clouded, GAO finds

A new GAO study finds acquisition chiefs and CIOs aren't always connecting on IT spending.

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Federal financial managers skeptical about reorg, survey says

Members of the federal financial community have doubts the Trump administration's plan to reorganize the federal government while slashing civilian budgets will make agency operations more efficient.

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FITARA sponsor Issa to retire from Congress

The former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the lead sponsor of the IT procurement bill FITARA is calling it quits.

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GSA kicks off e-commerce portal effort

The federal acquisition agency held its first listening meeting with e-commerce providers as it begins planning its own ecommerce portal for federal buyers.

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