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House bill provides $1.6B for border wall

The House DHS appropriations bill funds border wall construction at $1.6 billion, with more than $200 million in supporting tech.

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House adds cyber strategy provision to defense bill

The House overwhelmingly passed the 2018 defense bill after adding cyber provisions, including the requirement for the DOD to update its cyber strategy and definition of cyber deterrence.

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Workforce antidiscrimination bill sails through House

The House of Representatives passed by voice vote a bill that would codify stronger anti-discrimination protections for federal employees.

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$50B telecom award due in late July

GSA says it is still on track to award its $50 billion EIS telecommunications contract at the end of the month.

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Is GSA getting too political?

Some Hill Democrats are pushing back on a decision to make the Federal Acquisition Service chief a political appointee.

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Expert: Battling botnets requires standards and automation

The departments of Commerce and Homeland Security have embarked on a year-long study on how to reduce botnets, but one former official says steps must be taken now to combat the growing problem.

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OMB looks to continue civilian-side cuts into 2019

As the FY19 budget deadline looms, streamlining federal civilian workforce is on the agenda.

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Census pares down critical dress rehearsal

The Census Bureau’s decisions to pare down operations and tests of IT systems to manage its finances in advance of the decennial count have extended to the critical 2018 dress rehearsal.

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To innovate, Trump tech office must prioritize users

Many administrations have tried to make government more efficient and innovative, but success requires flexibility and focus on the customer.

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IT, acquisition face changes in 2018 defense bills

The House and Senate have completed their draft 2018 defense bills that could result in significant changes for acquisition and IT management in the Pentagon.

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Why government should let industry drive cybersecurity

The government needs to stop trying to lead the cybersecurity charge and instead organize itself around facilitating private-sector-led solutions, say experts and officials.

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What's next for spending data?

Officials are continuing to iterate on Data Act reporting, and more granular, standardized government info could be in the offing.

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