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IT modernization fund won't impinge on Schedule 70

The White House's proposed $3.1 billion fund to modernize federal IT would reside at GSA, but the agency's Schedule 70 director said the fund won't hurt the government's go-to source for IT acquisition.

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Pentagon IT budget prioritizes JRSS

Defense officials are seeking $172 million for the department-wide "firewall on steroids" -- up from the $84 million enacted for the program in fiscal 2016.

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OMB taps ex-HP exec as IT category manager

A former HP executive is set to lead the IT category as one of 10 category managers being named under OMB's acquisition plans.

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New bill would enshrine OMB's software licensing policy in law

A Senate bill would require the Office of Management and Budget to ensure that every executive agency develops a comprehensive software licensing policy.

White House wants $19B for cyber in FY 2017

The Obama administration's proposed Cybersecurity National Action Plan for FY2017 includes $3.1B for IT modernization and a new federal chief information security officer.

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Obama bemoans obsolete tech in budget request

The president put the federal government's portfolio of aging IT systems front and center in his final budget request to Congress.

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Obama establishes privacy council, cyber commission

Executive orders creating an interagency privacy council and a national commission on cybersecurity kick off President Barack Obama's final year of cyber policymaking.

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Pentagon looks to mature Cyber Command with FY17 budget

The Defense Department fiscal 2017 budget request for cyberspace operations is $6.7 billion, a roughly 16 percent increase from fiscal 2016 enacted level.

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White House plots privacy updates for 2016

OMB's privacy adviser hopes to advance on a number of documents, guidance and councils to bolster privacy efforts before a new administration takes office.

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New bill seeks to add agility to electronic warfare development

Two senators are calling for more funding flexibility for the Pentagon's electronic warfare programs.

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GSA opens acquisition gateway to the public

The GSA formally opened its Acquisition Gateway for public viewing, although pricing data remains behind closed doors.

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Census wants 2020 outreach to be mobile and social

Contractors will need to think creatively if they want to win the $415 million Census communications contract due to be awarded this summer.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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