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Report Card

FITARA progress stalls on scorecard 4.0

After steady improvement on previous scorecards, agency progress on Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act implementation stalled on the fourth round.

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New DHS CIO leads with a hands-on style

Richard Staropoli, the new top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security, wants systems that can cover a lot of ground but says the search for a "100 percent solution" impedes progress.

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DHS execs own FLASH fail

The department's failure to launch an agile services contract can serve as a teachable moment, according to DHS procurement officials.

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How digital service teams fit in the new administration

Digital service teams hope their clout and support from the administration can break through decades-old cultural barriers and empower the federal IT workforce at large.

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Two execs to leave GSA in wake of reorg

Tom Sharpe and Kevin Youel Page are resigning in the aftermath of a reorganization that changes the face of the Federal Acquisition Service.

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CSRA wins $500M milCloud 2.0 contract

Contractor CSRA won the contract to supply the next generation of private cloud for the Department of Defense.

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Trump to create new council, office to fast-track infrastructure projects

President Trump aims to speed the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects and make it more transparent for project managers and the public.

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Army colonel indicted in alleged $20M contracting fraud scheme

An active duty Army colonel is facing 85 years in prison for his role in an alleged $20 million fraud and bribery scheme involving IT related contracts.

Is it time to rethink the TIC?

Current restrictions on internet gateways complicate agencies' move to the cloud, so the Office of Management and Budget is exploring new security architectures.

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Trial by Twitter for acquisition pros

How federal acquisition will work under the Trump administration still an emerging and complicated issue.

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Trump pushes plan to privatize air traffic control

The White House is backing long-held plans to privatize air traffic control operations to jumpstart progress on a massive technology upgrade.

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New visa vetting to include social media handles

The State Department is starting to collect social media information from certain visa applicants deemed risky.