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Lawmakers set oversight agenda for IT modernization

Leaders on the House Oversight Committee offered a first look at plans for oversight of MGT Act implementation.

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GSA gets ready for new e-commerce portals

Federal acquisition pros are gearing up to implement a provision in the defense authorization bill to let government buy through existing online marketplaces.

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House funding bill raises the stakes on a shutdown

An extension to the current continuing resolution that raises defense spending will likely pass the House but faces long odds in the Senate.

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Save the dates: The IT Modernization Report's many deadlines

From cybersecurity to shared services to TICs, American Technology Council's final report recommends dozens of deliverables.

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Drone cybersecurity policy still up in the air

Federal agencies are facing a policy gap when it comes to IoT cybersecurity, but basic due diligence is still the best approach, experts say.

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Senate bill looks to boost FCC CIO authorities

A bipartisan pair of senators is looking to bolster the Federal Communications Commission CIO’s governance authorities over tech-related decisions.

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Congress averts shutdown for now

The House and the Senate voted Dec. 7 to extend government funding through Dec. 22 as appropriations negotiations continue.

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DOD looks to DIUX for the future of acquisition

In the midst of a reorg and modernization efforts, the Defense Department wants to lean on its experimental arm to cure procurement woes.

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One cloud to rule them all at DOD?

Acquisitions chief Ellen Lord hints that DOD is closing in on a solicitation for a single cloud to dramatically advance data interoperability at the Pentagon.

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AT&T to join Census mobile device efforts

The Commerce Dept. says a successful contract award protest is moot after AT&T agreed to join CDW-G on the Census mobile device-as-a-service contract as a subcontractor.

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'Reinventing government,' 25 years later

In 1993, the government began shifting its focus to performance, but the question remains: Has the procurement system improved?

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The quest for seamless, secure identity and access management

With hackers increasingly targeting users, federal agencies are turning to identity management to better protect their systems.