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With 2017 funding in place, September shutdown looms

Threats from the president and the administration suggest that a government shutdown could be in the offing at the close of fiscal year 2017.

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DOD pushing ahead with AT&L split

The Department of Defense is moving forward with the congressionally mandated split of the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and will soon reveal details of its strategy.

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House Judiciary to tackle email privacy, spy rules

Email privacy, FISA Section 702, overseas data and encryption top the House Judiciary Committee’s innovation and competitiveness agenda for the 115th Congress.

IT upgrade bill moves to House floor

As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and Congress play a central role.

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Border reps see promise in biometrics

Biometric identification technologies offer a path to compromise over the Trump administration's politically thorny border wall project, said one House Democrat.

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Congress agrees on funding package

After flirting with a partial shutdown, lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan $1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September.

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Senators seek to protect federal data

Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced a bill seeking to protect public access to open government data through legislation and prevent its removal without sufficient public notice.

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MGT is back

Capitol Hill IT modernization champion Will Hurd reintroduced a bill to support the retirement of legacy technology and the shift to cloud and managed services.

Senate cyber panel makes public debut

Lawmakers probe why the U.S. needs a strategy, authorities and systems to deter and defend against cyber-enabled information operations directed as the U.S.

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Trump tech aide touts DATA Act as 'model' for innovation

A few agencies will miss the May deadline to electronically submit their financial data, but robust support of spending data transparency from the White House, Congress and the private sector will keep the pressure on lagging agencies.

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Congress plans one-week punt on funding deadline

Congress and the White House need more time to come to terms on a package to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2017.

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Congress pushes DOD on IT acquisition agility

Despite years of reform efforts and legislation, the DOD is still struggling to become more agile with IT acquisition, and Congress is searching for answers why.

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