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Federal CIO Suzette Kent

Challenges facing the new CIO

The Trump administration has a blueprint for IT modernization, and the new federal CIO pick Suzette Kent is walking point on the challenge in her first government -- and first tech -- position.

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Congress votes to end overnight shutdown

The Senate and House voted to pass a two-year topline budget agreement and a six-week continuing resolution. after a brief overnight appropriations lapse after midnight Feb. 8.

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OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.

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New stopgap funding bill faces Senate opposition

A House plan to keep the government open past Feb. 8 faces an uphill climb in the Senate.

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Is another shutdown coming?

Congress is facing another appropriations deadline Feb. 8, and a fifth stopgap funding bill is likely necessary, assuming it can pass.

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Can DHS purchase innovation?

At a reverse industry day, representatives from DHS and industry discussed what's keeping government from innovating.

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IG: DHS isn't tracking problem contractors

DHS needs a better system to track barred and suspended contractors, according to a new report from the agency's watchdog.

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Why DHS is changing the way agencies connect to the internet

A forthcoming revamp of the government's Trusted Internet Connection policy will facilitate cloud adoption and align with the White House IT modernization plan.

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Global fitness tracker data exposes IoT policy gap

Thanks to data from fitness trackers, jogging routes of service members are providing a virtual atlas of sensitive military installations and forward operational bases around the world.

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GSA seeks industry input on shared services tech

In a signal that the move to shared services is accelerating, the government is looking to vendors for an update on software solutions.

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Air Force leaders worry about uncertain budgets

Budget bungling hinders Air Force readiness and research, leaders say.

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Proposed NAFTA changes could impact federal IT

Shifts in market access agreements could have in impact on government procurement, especially the ability of U.S. firms to compete for Canadian government work.

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