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Obama bemoans obsolete tech in budget request

The president put the federal government's portfolio of aging IT systems front and center in his final budget request to Congress.

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Obama establishes privacy council, cyber commission

Executive orders creating an interagency privacy council and a national commission on cybersecurity kick off President Barack Obama's final year of cyber policymaking.

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Pentagon looks to mature Cyber Command with FY17 budget

The Defense Department fiscal 2017 budget request for cyberspace operations is $6.7 billion, a roughly 16 percent increase from fiscal 2016 enacted level.

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White House plots privacy updates for 2016

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.

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New bill seeks to add agility to electronic warfare development

Two senators are calling for more funding flexibility for the Pentagon's electronic warfare programs.

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GSA opens acquisition gateway to the public

The GSA formally opened its Acquisition Gateway for public viewing, although pricing data remains behind closed doors.

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Census wants 2020 outreach to be mobile and social

Contractors will need to think creatively if they want to win the $415 million Census communications contract due to be awarded this summer.

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Are feds missing the boat on modernization?

In a new survey, federal leaders say they're making digital progress, but most also say they're merely updating old systems, not reinventing processes for the Digital Age.

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Obama budget would boost feds' pay 1.6 percent

The average federal pay raise for fiscal 2016 was 1.3 percent.

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New trans-Atlantic data deal welcomed on Capitol Hill

A framework governing the transfer of European citizens' data into systems owned by U.S. companies includes more consequences for U.S. firms that don't play by the new privacy rules.

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FITARA's foundation: data and flexibility

NITAAC's program director argues that GWACs offer IT management benefits that extend well beyond price.

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The year of the technological hand-off

Letting go is part of the revolution agencies need to embrace in 2016, according to a new report.