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Shutdown looming larger amid political fights

The prospect of keeping the government open past the Dec. 8 continuing resolution deadline just got more complicated.

A Consumer Product Safety Commission for cyber?

A former Obama administration cybersecurity official wants a single agency to take the lead on generating and enforcing security standards for technology products.

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Lankford cites almost a half-trillion in government waste

A Republican senator's annual government waste report cites IT boondoggles, programs with insufficient oversight and structural impediments to efficient hiring.

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Congress keeps IRS spending on a short leash

Senate appropriators are continuing a series of spending restrictions and reporting requirements for the IRS in FY2018, even as planned IT modernization lags.

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MGT passes Congress in 2018 NDAA

The legislative push to get federal agencies up to speed on IT, eliminating creaky and expensive legacy systems will end with the president's signature.

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Technologists, privacy advocates push back against algorithmic 'extreme vetting'

The Trump administration's plan to use predictive software to rate threats posed by immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers will result in discriminatory decisions, say a group of privacy advocates and computer scientists.

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VA needs money fast for health record program

To stay on track with an ambitious launch schedule, the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to reprogram $374 million in current funds.

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DISA embraces OTAs

The DOD's IT shop is leveraging "other transaction authority" to buy leading-edge technology for prototypes and experiments.

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5 things to think about when modernizing agency IT

With the MGT Act poised to become law, it's a matter of when -- not if -- federal agencies will modernize legacy software and infrastructure.

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Modernization begins at home, says new FAS chief

IT modernization is not only key for federal agencies, but to GSA's Federal Acquisition Service.

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Army IT official sentenced in bribery scheme

Ranier Ramos, formerly of the U.S. Army Public Health Command, will serve a year in federal prison and pay millions in penalties and restitution.

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GSA wants feedback on cloud contract language

A recent RFI seeks examples of effective and problematic contract language as well as suggestions on how to incorporate cloud services into different contract vehicles for direct solicitations, resellers and system integrators.