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$9 billion price tag likely dooms MGT Act

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementation of the Modernizing Government Technology Act will cost $9 billion over five years.

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Tech leaders urge Senate to codify PIF program

A group of entrepreneurs, coders and former officials are urging the Senate to pass legislation that would make the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government.

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House VA committtee gets new boss

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) will replace outgoing Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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Senate passes bill to close GAO oversight loophole

A measure that would reinstate and make permanent the Government Accountability Office's authority to arbitrate contractor protests over civilian agency awards will advance to the desk of the president.

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McCaul wants to tighten oversight of DHS

Entering his final term as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul hopes to sharpen his panel's legislative control over DHS.

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NDAA elevates Cyber Command

The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act calls for U.S. Cyber Command to be made a full combatant command, but the NSA/Cyber Command dual-hat leadership will remain, for now.

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Is GSA doing enough about contractor tax-delinquents?

A House committee wants the General Services Administration to ensure that its primary contractor database contains accurate information on companies that are delinquent on their taxes.

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U.S. CIO Tony Scott open to sticking around

Tony Scott said he has not ruled out the possibility of working with the Trump administration, if offered the chance.

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Hurd: Still time for IT upgrade bill

An advocate for IT modernization is returning to the House for the next session, but still hopes to deliver on a key goal in the lame duck.

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Watchdogs concerned as census dress rehearsal approaches

With eight months remaining before the Census Bureau begins its final end-to-end testing, watchdogs are concerned about large-scale changes in methodology, untested IT systems and the decision to cancel several earlier tests.

Uncertainty 2017

CIOs uncertain about the Trump administration

Agency-level CIOs tell legislators that real progress is being made, but uncertainty looms regarding Trump administration IT priorities -- and in some cases, about their own futures.

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End of administration rush, then quiet in federal IT contracting

A leading trade group forecasts a spike in federal IT contracting activity followed by a lull as the Obama administration transitions to the Trump presidency.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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