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President Trump

Trump budget stresses modernization, cyber

The administration rolls out a $210 million IT modernization fund and puts cybersecurity front and center in its $4.4 trillion budget request.

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VA wants new budget line for commercial health record

The Trump administration plans to establish a $1.2 billion account for modernizing electronic health record management at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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DIUx gets a big boost in FY19 budget

The administration signals its commitment to changing DOD's acquisition and IT culture by more than doubling its proposed investment in the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental.

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White House looks to cut workforce, civilian-side funding

As part of its $4.4 trillion budget proposal, the White House is looking to cut retirement benefits for feds and take steps to peg pay to performance.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent

Challenges facing the new CIO

The Trump administration has a blueprint for IT modernization, and the new federal CIO pick Suzette Kent is walking point on the challenge in her first government -- and first tech -- position.

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Congress votes to end overnight shutdown

The Senate and House voted to pass a two-year topline budget agreement and a six-week continuing resolution. after a brief overnight appropriations lapse after midnight Feb. 8.

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OMB's user guide to the MGT Act

The Office of Management and Budget is working on a rules-of-the-road document to cover how agencies can seek and use funds under the MGT Act.

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New stopgap funding bill faces Senate opposition

A House plan to keep the government open past Feb. 8 faces an uphill climb in the Senate.

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Is another shutdown coming?

Congress is facing another appropriations deadline Feb. 8, and a fifth stopgap funding bill is likely necessary, assuming it can pass.

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Can DHS purchase innovation?

At a reverse industry day, representatives from DHS and industry discussed what's keeping government from innovating.

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IG: DHS isn't tracking problem contractors

DHS needs a better system to track barred and suspended contractors, according to a new report from the agency's watchdog.

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Why DHS is changing the way agencies connect to the internet

A forthcoming revamp of the government's Trusted Internet Connection policy will facilitate cloud adoption and align with the White House IT modernization plan.

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