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House mulls revival of shuttered tech office

An appropriations bill funding the legislative branch calls for a study of resurrecting the defunct Office of Technology Assessment.

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NDAA draft would slash number of CIOs in DOD, boost cyber workforce

The House Armed Service Committee's 2019 defense spending bill also calls for more detail on the Pentagon's controversial JEDI cloud acquisition program.

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House bill backs new cyber program at Energy

The administration's request for a new budget line for cybersecurity activities at the Department of Energy earned big backing in an FY2019 appropriations bill.

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DOE announces new funding for quantum research

The Energy Department opened a multimillion dollar funding pool for its national lab experts to further explore quantum computing.

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NDAA update: AI funding, space warfare and a ban on Chinese phones

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry’s markup of the 2019 Defense bill will be debated May 9.

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Why more agencies aren’t applying for TMF funds

Despite general agreement the Modernizing Government Technology Act was a win for federal IT, just nine projects were initially submitted for money from the central IT fund the law created.

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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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