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The IT ambitions of USDA

Fiscal 2017 IT budget plans detail how the Agriculture Department aims to be a powerhouse in network and financial services.

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What a Senate flip could mean for feds and IT

If Democrats take control of the Senate, it will mean big changes at key committees and could prove to be a big deal for federal workforce and IT issues.

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Strategic sourcing saves, but not enough

Agencies are saving millions through federal strategic sourcing initiatives, but they're potentially leaving millions more on the table, according to an oversight report.

OMB floats new rules of the road for IT modernization

A draft policy sets out how agencies should prioritize IT modernization efforts.

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Elections could upend IT leadership on Capitol Hill

As Democrats seek to expand their seats, a few notable lawmakers with IT and workforce policy chops could find themselves out of office when the 115th Congress convenes.

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IT modernization isn't all about tech

More efficient and cost-effective IT often comes down to customer involvement and comfort, according to some IT experts.

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Data policy for a new administration

Experts have some advice for the next administration on tackling open-data initiatives early in its term to improve government operations and service.

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GSA streamlines acquisition for small vendors

The GSA has introduced new capabilities and processes under its six-month-old Making It Easier program to attract new potential federal contractors.

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There’s still hope for IT modernization funding

There is more than one way to pay for modernization efforts at federal agencies.

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Pentagon names firms to run bug bounty program

The Defense Department developed a contract vehicle that will let DOD components launch crowdsourced bug bounty campaigns to identify and remedy vulnerabilities in digital defenses.

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OMB director announces new digital privacy office

The White House is creating a new digital privacy office and senior career position to oversee agency privacy and data collection programs.

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Bank regulators mull new cyber standards

The three banking regulatory agencies that oversee large U.S. financial institutions are seeking comments on proposed new standards for cyber resilience.

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