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McCain dresses down DOD deputy nominee

President Trump's nominee for deputy defense secretary faced strong criticism from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain over his background at Boeing and for some of the answers the nominee provided to senators during his confirmation hearing.

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GSA's growing stable of SINs

The massive Schedule 70 contract is expanding its programs to streamline access to specialized IT offerings.

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DOD to Congress: continuing resolution threatens modernization

The U.S. military is facing new threats from technologically savvy adversaries, and unless Congress provides stable funding, U.S. forces will be increasingly vulnerable in the cyber domain say Pentagon leaders.

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OMB cracks down on 'low-value' compliance

The White House announced it was eliminating a range of agency reporting requirements deemed obsolete or unnecessary.

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U.S. commits $250M to spur supercomputing speeds

The Energy Department has committed over $250 million in research and development funding to six computer makers for the next-generation supercomputer, as China eclipses the U.S. in computing speed.

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SAIC sees uptick in federal IT markets

Federal contracting giant SAIC said near-term budgetary certainty is raising its prospects for contract and task order wins.

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Congress offers $65M as down payment on Vista replacement

House Appropriators are budgeting $65 million for the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch its plan to acquire a commercial health record, but the funding comes with conditions.

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FITARA progress stalls on scorecard 4.0

After steady improvement on previous scorecards, agency progress on Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act implementation stalled on the fourth round.

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New DHS CIO leads with a hands-on style

Richard Staropoli, the new top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security, wants systems that can cover a lot of ground but says the search for a "100 percent solution" impedes progress.

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DHS execs own FLASH fail

The department's failure to launch an agile services contract can serve as a teachable moment, according to DHS procurement officials.

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How digital service teams fit in the new administration

Digital service teams hope their clout and support from the administration can break through decades-old cultural barriers and empower the federal IT workforce at large.

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Two execs to leave GSA in wake of reorg

Tom Sharpe and Kevin Youel Page are resigning in the aftermath of a reorganization that changes the face of the Federal Acquisition Service.

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Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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