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IG: DHS isn't tracking problem contractors

DHS needs a better system to track barred and suspended contractors, according to a new report from the agency's watchdog.

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Why DHS is changing the way agencies connect to the internet

A forthcoming revamp of the government's Trusted Internet Connection policy will facilitate cloud adoption and align with the White House IT modernization plan.

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Global fitness tracker data exposes IoT policy gap

Thanks to data from fitness trackers, jogging routes of service members are providing a virtual atlas of sensitive military installations and forward operational bases around the world.

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GSA seeks industry input on shared services tech

In a signal that the move to shared services is accelerating, the government is looking to vendors for an update on software solutions.

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Air Force leaders worry about uncertain budgets

Budget bungling hinders Air Force readiness and research, leaders say.

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Proposed NAFTA changes could impact federal IT

Shifts in market access agreements could have in impact on government procurement, especially the ability of U.S. firms to compete for Canadian government work.

Cyber takes on new prominence in shutdown government

Agencies got a sneak preview at the elevated importance cybersecurity programs and personnel can expect to receive during future government shutdowns.

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Connolly doubts full funding deal is possible by Feb. 8

A Democratic supporter of the continuing resolution currently funding the government says that there's too much to do and not enough time to do it before the measure expires.

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Senate votes to end shutdown

A midday procedural vote in the Senate clears the way to reopen the government with a stopgap spending bill that lasts through Feb. 8.

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What happens to bid protests during a shutdown?

The arbiter of contested federal contract awards won't be looking at protests until the government starts back up.

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Shutdown continues, but quick end possibly in sight

After a weekend of legislative negotiations, the Senate will begin key procedural votes at noon on Jan. 22 to end the shutdown.

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House passes CR, but shutdown still looms

The House of Representatives voted to pass a month-long funding bill to keep the government open, but its Senate prospects are uncertain.

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