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Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI cloud buy hits the street

Defense Department CIO Dana Deasy says welcome to Cloud City but some in industry say this deal's getting worse all the time.

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White House looks to GEAR up

The Trump administration wants input on a new center that would bring together government and industry researchers and academics to help modernize processes and services.

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Hurd, White House push for MGT funding

The Senate zeroed out funding for the Modernizing Government Technology Act for FY 2019, and House supporters and the White House are hoping to get the money back on the table.

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Congress demands more openness from DOD on cloud

The conference report for the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill looks to the Pentagon to open the books on its cloud acquisition strategy.

Beyond 'new shiny toys': CDM grows up

The government's ambitious cybersecurity program is entering a new phase, and IT leaders are looking forward to seeing a return on their investment.

Data analytics

State of evidence-based policymaking under Trump: 'Bad'

Former officials say a bipartisan movement to support the use of statistical evidence in government policymaking isn't advancing under the Trump administration despite big-name legislative backing.

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Software group backs curbs on LPTA in defense bill

BSA/The Software Alliance supports a move in Congress to limit use of "lowest price technically acceptable" standards in federal IT contracting.

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Acquisition pros report optimism despite budget uncertainty

A survey of federal acquisition specialists from the Professional Services Council found positive views of the workforce and communication efforts.

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A new role for government in ID proofing

A new trade group, the Better Identity Coalition, wants government to assume a stronger role in validating online identity.

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House zeroes out $380M in voting security funding

A House-passed appropriations bill eliminates $380 million in grants to states to support election security, despite efforts by some Democrats to maintain the funding.

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New CDM bill aims for flexibility, newer tech

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation designed to give the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility to implement and share a key cybersecurity program with partner agencies.

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Why Congress should embrace market research for DOD

A provision in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act would bring significant benefits to DOD IT acquisition.

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