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TechCongress 2018 class

New ideas for an old institution

TechCongress is trying to inject technology expertise into the legislative branch.

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EPA needs to manage contractors better, says Hill panel

Three senior Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee want the Environmental Protection Agency to get a better handle on its contractor workforce.

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Lawmakers support union lawsuits against executive orders

Four current and former lawmakers are backing lawsuits from federal unions against three executive orders aimed at making it easier to fire federal employees and restrict union activity.

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Trump IRS pick faces massive IT challenge

Charles Rettig, the Trump administration's pick to lead the IRS, told lawmakers at his June 28 confirmation hearing that the tax agency's legacy tech is one of its most critical challenges.

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Lankford dishes on the future of the federal workforce

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) spoke with FCW about his workforce priorities as well as the White House's reorganization plan.

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Lawmakers question goals of reorganization plan

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle raised concerns about various aspects of the White House's plan to structurally reorganize the federal government.

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VA's new health record could yield savings – in 10 years

As the Department of Veterans Affairs embarks on a decade-long, $16 billion journey to replace its homegrown electronic health records system with a commercial platform, there's some hope that there will be savings on the post-implementation side.

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MGT money zeroed out in Senate funding bill

After receiving $100 million in funding last year, money for the Technology Modernization Fund in fiscal year 2019 may not be a sure thing.

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Can government do e-commerce?

Congress mandated that the government give federal buyers an Amazon.com-style shopping experience, but it's not as easy as it looks.

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Senate panel votes to revive State cyber office

Lawmakers are closing in on an effort to reverse a Trump administration move to sideline a cyber diplomacy function at State.

Feinstein bill bans bots

A new bill from the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee would but restrictions on the use of social media bots by political groups.

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Will Trump's reorg plan get a boost from Congress?

The White House proposed a wide-ranging plan that would consolidate and reorganize cabinet-level agencies, but it won't get far without backing from Congress.

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