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The Department of Cyber?

As some nations unify their cybersecurity operations, there are calls for a similar effort to create a single agency for civilian cyber authorities in the U.S.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan speaks during the Defense Intelligence Agency change of directorship ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. D.C., Oct. 3, 2017  DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

Deputy defense secretary says DOD will get its 'arms around' cloud

The Pentagon and industry base aren't on the same wavelength when it comes to acquisition reform and readiness, says the DOD's No. 2 official.

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Why the Army is wary of other transaction authority

Undersecretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said that while agile acquisition authorities are welcome, there's a risk in using them.

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Is $100 million enough to fund MGT projects?

The IT modernization fund is launching with a lot less money than envisioned by its creators, which could mean a proliferation of smaller projects to prove out the concept.

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Make way for the MGT Act

Three ways federal IT program managers can proactively adapt to change.

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Tech trade groups urge DOD to rethink cloud strategy

The Department of Defense reaped more than 1,000 comments on cloud procurement, including suggestions for technology trade groups to reshape its approach on a planned single-vendor cloud deal.

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Funding bill clears Congress, heads for president's desk

The $1.3 trillion spending package passed the House of Representatives on March 22 and the Senate in the early hours of March 23. President Trump is expected to sign the bill, securing government funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018.

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USAF head praises OTAs, but warns on micromanagement

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told a Capitol Hill panel that she was pleased with new acquisition authorities, but said micromanagement is still slowing the pace of procurement.

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EIS contractors want more time for transition

EIS contractors are chafing under what they see as a slow transition from GSA's old telecommunications contract to its next-generation vehicle.

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Trump signs spending bill

After threatening a veto with a morning tweet, the president announced he signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018.

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Omnibus boosts Census funding

The 2018 funding bill gives the bureau a long-sought funding increase as it enters a make-or-break testing period.

Lawmakers eye CDM legislation

Legislation may be coming with the aim of putting the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program back on track.

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