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GSA chief: Central IT fund is a start, not a remedy

While President Trump's budget proposal includes a $228 million investment for a general IT modernization fund, the head of the agency overseeing the fund sees the initial investment as more of a proof of concept than a panacea.

Will Hurd

Hurd encouraged by IT funding in Trump budget

The architect of the Managing Government Technology Act is happy with the administration's request for a central IT modernization fund, but he thinks the real action will take place at the agency level.

McCaul optimistic on DHS cyber reorganization

The House Homeland Security Committee chairman is preparing to reintroduce legislation to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber directorate, and he believes forces are aligning to get it passed.

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GOP continues push to privatize air traffic control

Have the stars finally aligned behind a long-planned push to outsource air traffic control operations?

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Data center optimization savings falls short

Agencies are reporting far less than the estimated $4 billion in savings by consolidating data centers because of inconsistent reporting and incomplete strategic plans.

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GAO: DHS coming up short on FITARA implementation

The Department of Homeland Security needs to strengthen and formalize CIO contract approval and evaluation procedures to fully comply with FITARA, according to a new report.

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Leaked budget document shows MGT funding in place

A spreadsheet of the Trump administration's 2018 budget request leaked to the group Third Way indicates support for a technology modernization fund.

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Chaffetz to resign from Congress

The coveted House Oversight gavel is due to change hands, as chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) steps down to become a cable TV commentator.

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Do feds make too much money?

The Congressional Budget Office reported that federal employees are compensated more than their private sector counterparts, but watchdogs say challenges in recruiting and retaining skilled workers run deeper than pay.

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Thornberry introduces DOD acquisition reform bill

While the DOD is working through major acquisition reforms mandated by the 2017 NDAA, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is trying to streamline the way the DOD buys smaller goods and services and audits the process.

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$500M IT modernization bill passes House

The Modernizing Government Technology Act passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote, but the Senate outlook is less certain.

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Senate bill codifies vulnerabilities board

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware epidemic, two senators are teaming up on a bill to create a legal framework for the disclosure of IT vulnerabilities discovered by U.S. intelligence agencies.

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