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House panel seeks probe of contractor data calls

The Energy and Commerce committee asked the GAO to examine whether the Department of Energy is wasting contractors time and money with superfluous requests.

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Can Congress put evidence-based policymaking into practice?

A bipartisan commission wants the government to use program data to determine whether policies work, but there are political barriers.

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House panel hammers Army CIO over request to reprogram 2018 funds

The Army is seeking to realign funds for network modernization, but Congress wants to know what's wrong with the systems it already paid for.

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GSA looks to help startups navigate big contracts

The General Services Administration offers vendors a roadmap to getting on Multiple Award Schedules.

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Navy looks to break ground with collaborative IT contracts

By getting ongoing industry input on contracts from industry, the Navy is expecting to save time. Will it work?

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Congress questions cancelled shared service effort

A House panel wonders if DHS' third try at financial shared services yielded anything worthwhile.

IT, cyber figure in State Dept. 'redesign'

As the Trump administration looks to dramatically reshape the State Department's scope and size, an IT refresh and increased role in cyber policy are on the table.

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Making WannaCry response a model for the future

A top DHS cyber official said that information sharing worked during the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, but will such cooperation work in the future?

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TBM 'years away' from full implementation

Top federal IT officials signaled that they are moving full steam ahead implementing the Technology Business Management framework, but caution that progress will take time.

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Crunch time for acquisition portal in defense bill

Reconciliation of the massive defense bill could put new off-the-shelf acquisition sources into the federal acquisition mix, but experts worry about the details.

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How MGT changes the game for federal CIOs

Under the funding plan in the Modernizing Government Technology Act, federal IT leaders will be able to make strategic technology investments with the same level of agility as their private-sector counterparts.

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Round 1 of EIS task orders expected in October

The General Services Administration put together a planning tool for EIS buyers with the first task orders expected soon.

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