The tax agency has struggled with scandals and legacy tech, and blamed data leaks and abysmal customer service on funding cuts, but Republicans don't seem to think the IRS can fix its problems with money.
The White House's proposed $3.1 billion fund to modernize federal IT would reside at GSA, but the agency's Schedule 70 director said the fund won't hurt the government's go-to source for IT acquisition.
Defense officials are seeking $172 million for the department-wide "firewall on steroids" -- up from the $84 million enacted for the program in fiscal 2016.
A former HP executive is set to lead the IT category as one of 10 category managers being named under OMB's acquisition plans.
A Senate bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to ensure that every executive agency develops a comprehensive software licensing policy.
The Obama administration's proposed Cybersecurity National Action Plan for FY2017 includes $3.1B for IT modernization and a new federal chief information security officer.
The president put the federal government's portfolio of aging IT systems front and center in his final budget request to Congress.
Executive orders creating an interagency privacy council and a national commission on cybersecurity kick off President Barack Obama's final year of cyber policymaking.
The Defense Department fiscal 2017 budget request for cyberspace operations is $6.7 billion, a roughly 16 percent increase from fiscal 2016 enacted level.
OMB's privacy adviser hopes to advance on a number of documents, guidance and councils to bolster privacy efforts before a new administration takes office.
Two senators are calling for more funding flexibility for the Pentagon's electronic warfare programs.
The GSA formally opened its Acquisition Gateway for public viewing, although pricing data remains behind closed doors.