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CSRA wins $500M milCloud 2.0 contract

Contractor CSRA won the contract to supply the next generation of private cloud for the Department of Defense.

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Trump to create new council, office to fast-track infrastructure projects

President Trump aims to speed the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects and make it more transparent for project managers and the public.

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Army colonel indicted in alleged $20M contracting fraud scheme

An active duty Army colonel is facing 85 years in prison for his role in an alleged $20 million fraud and bribery scheme involving IT related contracts.

Is it time to rethink the TIC?

Current restrictions on internet gateways complicate agencies' move to the cloud, so the Office of Management and Budget is exploring new security architectures.

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Trial by Twitter for acquisition pros

How federal acquisition will work under the Trump administration still an emerging and complicated issue.

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Trump pushes plan to privatize air traffic control

The White House is backing long-held plans to privatize air traffic control operations to jumpstart progress on a massive technology upgrade.

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New visa vetting to include social media handles

The State Department is starting to collect social media information from certain visa applicants deemed risky.

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DISA says funding cut won’t slow new background check system

DISA is in the process of developing a new IT platform for federal background investigations, and despite a one-third cut in proposed funding for 2018, the agency says it has the needed budget.

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Senators want a (bug) bounty on DHS

Senators have introduced legislation to establish a Department of Homeland Security bug bounty program modeled on the Hack the Pentagon that would unleash white-hat hackers on agency systems.

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Moran pushes MGT in the Senate

The MGT Act's Republican sponsor discusses the bill's prospects for passage.

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IT acquisition reform's time is now

Promising examples abound, but real leadership focus is needed to achieve meaningful digital government services and security.

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Commerce chief indicates flexibility on 2020 census funding

Despite Trump's request for a $1.4 billion cut to the Department of Commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross indicated room for some budgetary flexibility to pull off the 2020 census.

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