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3 in 10 agency websites miss OMB deadline to migrate to HTTPS

Although the White House-imposed deadline for government websites to embrace HTTPS has passed, some agencies' conversions remain a work in progress.

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DHS moves to dismantle visitor registry program

The department is issuing rule changes to put the final nail in the coffin of a long-abandoned program targeting countries with active terrorist groups.

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Will Trump and Mulvaney bring back A-76?

The use of A-76 competitions to let private contractors bid on some work done by federal employees could be set for a resurgence.

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Email management deadline looms

Agencies have until Dec. 31 to manage their email records in electronic format, and abandon antiquated print-to-file methods. Not all of them are going to make it.

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Report: Defense firms face more volatility in 2017

Govini forecasts greater risk and volatility for cyber and IT services firms with DOD contracts that expire in the coming year.

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GAO sustains more protests in 2016

The GAO's annual bid protest report to Congress shows a spike in the number of protests filed.

Uncertainty 2017

What will Trump's innovation policy look like?

Although specifics regarding innovation policy under a Trump administration remain unclear, Trump's campaign promises to create manufacturing jobs for American workers, make better trade deals and increase military spending will likely play out in the technology sector.

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Tech refresh bills will be back, says DHS CIO

IT modernization funding efforts will be back, according to DHS CIO Luke McCormack, and agencies should still position agile, cloud and other capabilities to show they're moving into a modern environment.

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Report: DOD needs new strategy to regain technological edge

The U.S. is facing greater technological competition from its adversaries, and a new report states the DOD needs to adopt an "optionality strategy" in order to regain its edge.

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DHS CIO: Trump team on board with agile

The Department of Homeland Security won't let up on its acquisition innovation programs even as the administration changes hands and the agency's premier agile contracting vehicle faces protests.

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IG: VA wasted more than $7M in poorly-planned tech refresh

Technology buyers at the Department of Veterans Affairs wasted more than $7 million in software licenses and hardware in an uncoordinated tech refresh, according to the agency's internal watchdog.

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No government shutdown as Senate passes funding bill

With less than two hours remaining on the current federal appropriation, the Senate voted to keep the government funded through April 28.

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