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Trump's 2018 budget plan hacks civilian spending for defense, homeland

As promised, a budget blueprint from the Trump administration prioritizes military and homeland security spending, and pays for increases with dramatic cuts to civilian agencies.

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Trump’s cyber job #1: protecting federal networks and data

Protecting federal networks and data, followed by protecting critical infrastructure, are the Trump administration's cyber priorities, the homeland security advisor says.

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FirstNet expects court decision soon

FirstNet's top lawyer said the bid protest holding up the $6.5 billion contract award could be resolved "in the next several days."

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What happens to Healthcare.gov?

Under the new GOP health care proposal, future online health care marketplaces could be state-based, private or non-existent.

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Trump's plan to reorganize the federal government

President Trump signed an executive order promising "a comprehensive plan for reorganizing the federal government."

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How budget sequestration affected contracting

Defense agency contract obligations for IT and telecom services dipped over the last five years under the Budget Control Act, even as civilian side obligations held steady.

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IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

Inspectors general fear that budget cuts could force agencies to choose between spending on program operations and cybersecurity.

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Senate votes to repeal 'blacklisting' rule

In a close vote, the Senate passed a resolution to eliminate the so-called blacklisting rule for federal contractors.

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5 technology priorities for President Trump

The Obama administration improved government technology, but the Trump team must push it further forward.

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Shared service gets some blame for HUD's financial woes

The department's struggles with shared services contributed to restatement of financial data, according to HUD's inspector general.

Cyber executive order nearing completion

The Trump administration is soliciting feedback from industry leaders on the long-awaited cyber executive order that could be finalized within a week.

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2017 defense bill advances

The House Appropriations Committee has introduced the final $578 billion defense spending bill for the remainder of FY2017. It's an $11 billion increase over 2016, but far short of what defense hawks say is needed going forward.