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Data-driven policy bill stalls in the Senate

A bill to drive evidence-based policymaking and require chief data officers at agencies has the support of the House Speaker, but remains stuck in the Senate.

For better cybersecurity, be nice to your CFO

Instead of looking for the new hire or the next great tech to protect federal networks, agency cybersecurity officials could get more done by befriending their financial counterparts.

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4 steps toward IT consolidation

To successfully manage an IT consolidation, leaders must know the requirements, develop a strategy, get employee buy-in and measure the results.

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DOD says JEDI strategy coming May 7

At a Senate hearing, top Defense officials told lawmakers that a justification for the Pentagon's cloud procurement strategy called for in a recent spending bill will be submitted before the final request for proposals hits the street.

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What the latest defense bill has to say about cyber

After a key subcommittee markup, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act is now headed for the full House Armed Services Committee.

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IT modernization: Four ways to pay the tab

The Modernizing Government Technology Act can help bridge the budget gaps, but agencies need other funding sources to fully address decades of “technical debt.”

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OPM chief looks to elevate CHCOs

In a new memo, Office of Personnel Management Director Jeff Pon wants to make sure agency human capital chiefs have a seat at the top table.

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China's penetration of U.S. supply chain runs deep, says report

A new report sounds calls on the U.S. government and industry to develop a comprehensive strategy for securing the technology supply chain from foreign sabotage and espionage.

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Will 'fourth estate' reforms at DOD save serious money?

Eliminating supporting defense agencies may not save enough money to hit cost-cutting targets, experts say.

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Changes coming to clearance process in 30 to 60 days, says ODNI

A top national security official said that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence hopes coming changes will significantly reduce the existing backlog, which has ballooned to 700,000 in recent years.

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White House to relax rules on military drone exports

The Trump administration is looking to make it easier for allies to buy military-grade drones from U.S. firms.

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IGs: IT and workforce woes plague multiple agencies

The first-ever report on governmentwide challenges from a group of Inspectors General found that management of IT systems and human capital are among the most frequently identified performance challenges facing agencies across government.

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