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DOD acquisition reform panel looks to sunset Clinger-Cohen

The final report from the Section 809 Panel charged with defense acquisition reform thinks the era of the central CIO might be coming to a close.

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IG: GSA ignored emoluments issue when reviewing Trump lease

A watchdog report asserts that General Services Administration lawyers gave possible emoluments clause violations the short shrift in a review of President Trump's hotel lease.

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House passes CIO bill

Legislation would strengthen reporting structure for CIO, CISO, require IT reports and plans.

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IRS recalls employees to work without pay

With tax filing season colliding with the shutdown, the IRS is bringing back tens of thousands of employees to process returns -- and most IT staffers were already excepted and on the job.

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Rights groups urge top tech vendors to stop selling facial recognition systems to governments

Warning that facial recognition systems "exacerbate historical and existing bias" that hurts disadvantaged communities, a coalition of 85 civil rights groups asks Amazon, Google and Microsoft to stop selling the tech to governments worldwide.

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Lawsuit could send unpaid feds home during shutdown

A lawsuit filed by the National Treasury Employees Union challenging the constitutionality of not paying federal employees during a lapse in appropriations could result in sending home feds unpaid amid the shutdown.

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Shutdown enters day 23 with no end in sight

Feds on furlough or working without pay didn't hear much encouraging news from politicians over the weekend.

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NITAAC expects post-shutdown push

The manager of the National Institute of Health's governmentwide acquisition contracting vehicles says federal customers will have to rush to meet fiscal 2019 purchasing deadlines after the shutdown.

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Army ready to embrace AI

An Army acquisition head says IT strategy around software and cloud are being refined, and artificial intelligence in weapons systems has become a priority.

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) speaks at a rally of federal employees outside AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

Feds rally against shutdown as missed paychecks loom

With feds on furlough or working without pay face the prospect of a missed paycheck, President Trump signaled a long shutdown by cancelling his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 22.

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DOD audit sparks new financial database

David Norquist, now acting deputy secretary of defense, discussed the Pentagon's pilot database to help track spending and utilize data analytics

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Shutdown entering uncharted waters, with impacts on 2020 budgeting

Furloughs and unpaid work have "a rotting effect on morale," said one former agency CFO. "That is an overarching concern in reopening after a shutdown of significant length – and I think we're at that point now."

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