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House passes bill to relax TSP withdrawal restrictions

The House voted to unanimously pass a bill that would increase federal employees' flexibility in withdrawing funds from their retirement accounts.

Wilbur Ross testifies Senate confirmation Jan 18

Extra $3 billion might not solve all Census woes

More money might not alleviate concerns about IT preparedness and communications programs entering the 2018 dress rehearsal.

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House passes FITARA extension

The bill expands on the 2014 legislation to permanently authorize transparency and risk management in IT investments and extends the sunset dates of data center consolidation provisions.

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House panel skeptical of DOD clearance plan

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee say they need more detail from the Department of Defense on its plan to take over large parts of the security clearance process.

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Commerce: 2020 census to cost $3B more than planned

IT cost overruns and fears of low online response rates have contributed to a steep upward revision of the costs of counting the U.S. population in 2020.

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Can anyone check the president on records management?

A motion to dismiss a lawsuit against President Trump argues that a president gets to decide what is and isn't a presidential record.

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House bill looks to secure IoT ecosystem

New legislation would improve security and oversight of connected devices.

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Can the Army sell Congress on modernization?

Why the Army needs to solve its communication problem with Congress if it hopes to secure more funding.

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Do acquisition deadlines spur innovation?

IT modernization legislation looks to avoid the end-of-year spending spree, but some say time pressure can spark creativity.

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House panel looks to curtail spy powers

Draft legislation before the House Intelligence committee puts new restrictions on the use surveillance powers to target Americans, but privacy advocates are looking for more reforms.

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$10B House border bill pushes high-tech solutions

The House Homeland Security Committee approved a bill to build in tech and new acquisition rules to border security.

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Keep FITARA going

Why it's important to keep iterating on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act to meet today's cybersecurity challenges.

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