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DHS: Agencies need greater authority to protect tech supply chain

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security told a congressional committee that they would support additional authorities to better emphasize security in technology supply chain management throughout the federal government.

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DOD CIO hits pause on JEDI cloud acquisition

Dana Deasy set cloud as his office's top priority. But when it comes to the JEDI request for proposal, he's directed staff to "pause" to compile a comprehensive review.

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Draft data strategy pushes transparency, quality, privacy

The Trump administration's federal data strategy met its first milestone, the release of an initial set of draft principles.

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Waging cyber war without a rulebook

As the U.S. looks to go on the offense in the cyber domain, critical questions remain unanswered around who will take the lead and how clearly to draw the rules of engagement.

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The misguided campaign to undermine OTAs and innovation

The potential benefits of Other Transaction Authority are being threatened by legacy IT incumbents looking out for their bottom line.

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GSA looks to streamline acquisition for federal buyers

The new Order Level Materials ordering upgrade to schedule contracts can speed up agency buys.

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How to fix the Pentagon's acquisition workforce problems in one week

Section 809 Panel Chair David Drabkin and Commissioner N. Ross Thompson III explained how their latest report on streamlining acquisition could help the DOD with workforce woes.

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SEWP preps for year-end surge

The NASA-managed governmentwide IT contract is adding personnel for the year-end agency spending jag.

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Trump IRS pick faces massive IT challenge

Charles Rettig, the Trump administration's pick to lead the IRS, told lawmakers at his June 28 confirmation hearing that the tax agency's legacy tech is one of its most critical challenges.

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New rule covers purchasing authority for cyber emergencies

The federal government is moving to expand emergency procurement authority for purchases used to respond to or recover from a cyber attack, according to a new proposed rule in the Federal Register.

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MGT money zeroed out in Senate funding bill

After receiving $100 million in funding last year, money for the Technology Modernization Fund in fiscal year 2019 may not be a sure thing.

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Can government do e-commerce?

Congress mandated that the government give federal buyers an Amazon.com-style shopping experience, but it's not as easy as it looks.

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