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Agencies still adjusting to FITARA

Agencies consistently underreport IT project funding, according to a recent oversight report, but progress is being made.

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Path to funding deal remains in doubt

Republicans and Democrats in Congress face the same laundry list of issues that divided them before the holiday recess, and it remains to be seen whether a compromise is in the offing.

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CIO visibility into agency IT spending is clouded, GAO finds

A new GAO study finds acquisition chiefs and CIOs aren't always connecting on IT spending.

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Federal financial managers skeptical about reorg, survey says

Members of the federal financial community have doubts the Trump administration's plan to reorganize the federal government while slashing civilian budgets will make agency operations more efficient.

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FITARA sponsor Issa to retire from Congress

The former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the lead sponsor of the IT procurement bill FITARA is calling it quits.

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GSA kicks off e-commerce portal effort

The federal acquisition agency held its first listening meeting with e-commerce providers as it begins planning its own ecommerce portal for federal buyers.

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Can AI help simplify federal acquisition?

For all the mystery still surrounding the future of artificial intelligence, some early governmental uses could help federal workers and contractors navigate acquisition regulations to make federal purchasing less complex.

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Will 2018 be the year for blockchain for government?

Government application of the ledger technology lags behind the hype, but expect more experiments to take off in the coming months.

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Congress requires mobile-friendly websites

The Connected Government Act requires all new or redesigned federal websites to scale to mobile screens.

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Census enters 2018 facing more questions than answers

After a 2017 filled with uncertainty and slipped deadlines, the Census Bureau faces a critical 2018 that could make or break the constitutionally mandated count.

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Congress passes 3-week funding bill

With the clock running out on government funding, the House and the Senate passed a bill to keep agencies open over the holidays.

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Will the government shut down for the holidays? Stay tuned.

House leaders scrapped a plan to extend government operations through mid-January while fully funding defense at 2018 levels, and appear to be settling for an uncomplicated short-term solution.

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