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More from Mulvaney on what makes for a 'good shutdown'

Washington is "broken," according to the head of the Office of Management and Budget, and maybe a government shutdown can help fix it.

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Does buying cloud services have to be this hard?

The acquisition options are getting better, but many agencies are still relying on workarounds.

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Intel act highlights cyber, STEM and Russia

Prioritizing STEM education, improving cybersecurity, reviewing the ODNI and countering Russian influence are among the priorities Congress has spelled out in the 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act.

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Trump signs funding bill, deflecting budget fight to the fall

The federal government is funded through the end of fiscal year 2017, but big battles and a possible shutdown loom for the 2018 budget.

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Why CFOs and CIOs need to partner on cybersecurity

With the government spending billions annually on cybersecurity, it is essential that CIOs and CFOs work together to bake cyber into agency IT budgets, current and former officials say.

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DOD pushing ahead with AT&L split

The Department of Defense is moving forward with the congressionally mandated split of the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and will soon reveal details of its strategy.

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With 2017 funding in place, September shutdown looms

Threats from the president and the administration suggest that a government shutdown could be in the offing at the close of fiscal year 2017.

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What’s next for agile acquisition?

As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and legislative levels play a central role.

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Congress agrees on funding package

After flirting with a partial shutdown, lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan $1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September.

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White House takes on technology revamp

The White House is standing up a technology council to "transform and modernize" the government's IT and digital services.

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GSA rolls out space-based SIN

The agency hopes Schedule 70 special item number for Earth observation solutions will help speed uptake of emerging satellite services.

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Army official: Soldier needs should drive tech acquisition

The Army, and the DOD more broadly, must build out tech acquisition requirements based on the needs of the soldiers in the field, not commanders or acquisition officials, says one Army official.