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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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Rep. Will Hurd: Making modernization possible

A much-need source of IT expertise on Capitol Hill, the 2018 Government Eagle Award winner was instrumental to making MGT a legislative reality.

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House releases must-pass spending bill two days ahead of shutdown

Six months into fiscal year 2018, with about 48 hours left on the current continuing resolution, Congress appears poised to pass an appropriations package.

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OAI's Liddell promoted at White House

Chris Liddell, a top White House tech aide, has been tapped as chief of staff John Kelly's deputy for policy coordination.

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GSA, OMB want Congress to help smooth the path to online buying

Legislation to lift the micropurchase ceiling and implement agile competition rules is needed for a new online buying plan, officials say.

House cyber leaders push CDM funding

Three lawmakers with cyber policy expertise are urging appropriators to fully fund the administration's request for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.

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Why is no one raising a hand to regulate the internet of things?

The U.S. is developing a pair of reports dealing with cybersecurity standards for internet-of-things devices and combatting botnets, but recommendations will be non-binding and officials said not to expect a significant federal regulatory push.

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