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A silver bullet for budget formulation

As agencies push modernization, they should ditch risky spreadsheets and leverage automation to improve budgeting processes.

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USDS to certify new acquisition specialty

The U.S. Digital Service is adding a digital services contracting certification to create a cadre of "technology acquisition mavericks."

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Pentagon cracks down on personal mobile devices

Under a new policy, Defense employees and contractors are restricted from bringing their personal mobile devices into secure areas designated for processing, handling and discussion of classified information.

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CIOs push back on FITARA scores

Officials at two agencies with low Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act grades pushed back on their scores and outlined their future modernization plans before a House panel.

CDM acquisition gets simpler

The General Services Administration is building more flexibility into the acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity services that are part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program.

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FITARA grades continue their slide

More agencies' grades dropped on the sixth Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard.

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GSA previews $2.5 billion payroll acquisition

The General Services Administration is looking to acquire a commercial software solution for government payroll.

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Bill to preserve ZTE sanctions clears committee

An amendment designed to block Trump's proposed rollback of sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE passed its first legislative hurdle.

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House plans $1B bump for Census over White House request

A former Census director told FCW that the bureau appears to be "in pretty good shape right now" when it comes to funding.

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DHS releases cyber strategy

The five-year policy plan articulates the Department of Homeland Security's cyber role as almost entirely defensive.

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GSA takes the long view on shared services

Agency transition to shared services could be eased by the same fee model that supports agencies move to the EIS telecom contract.

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GSA moves grant site

The move is the latest step in the long-planned modernization of the System of Award Management.

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