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Feds might appreciate an easier budget process, but they're not going to get it

Budget uncertainty hurts agency planning and can lead to more waste. Congress wants to change -- but how?

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Can federal agencies hit their Data Act deadlines?

Agencies have a May 2017 deadline to get their financial data online in standardized form. According to officials charged with implementing the law, it's unclear if everyone is going to make it.

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Defense bill raises questions about future of DIUx

A House Armed Services Subcommittee markup provides the Pentagon with more authority to recover from a cyberattack, replaces OPM's security clearance information systems and restricts funding for the DOD's Silicon Valley acquisition experiment.

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Lieu calls for House probe into mobile security flaw

A flaw in a common telephony protocol that allows hackers to eavesdrop on calls poses a threat to national security, said Rep. Ted Lieu.

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Lawmakers concerned about aftermath of an electrical grid cyberattack

A House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee explored what plans are in place to recover from a large-scale attack on critical infrastructure.

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House panel rips VA leadership on scheduling software pause

VA officials were grilled by lawmakers on a pause in the acquisition of a scheduling system and a possible rethink of the agency's homegrown electronic health record.

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New bill makes the public owners of government data

In a bipartisan push, lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that would make federal data open and publicly available by default.

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House bill looks to bank software savings

A new bill would require agency CIOs to inventory software licenses and report on savings and cost avoidance from improved acquisition strategies.

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GAO: Data problems could be costing feds billions

A new report attributes many federal agency redundancies to a failure to manage, or even collect, the right data.

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House panel advances Email Privacy Act

The act would update a 30-year-old law to require the government to use a warrant to force tech firms to turn over their customers' stored electronic communications.

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House, Senate committees back $4.2B for IT at VA

House and Senate appropriations panels approved funding measures that essentially match administration requests for the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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IRS systems still vulnerable to cyber criminals

Government auditors told Congress that the IRS systems continue to show significant information security weaknesses.

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