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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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Senate bill would end shutdown politics

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is looking to make shutdown showdowns on Capitol Hill a thing of the past.

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Bill would protect feds' pay in case of shutdown

A bipartisan effort is underway on Capitol Hill to protect federal employees' pay if a government shutdown does happen.

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White House gives no guarantee on avoiding shutdown

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that he couldn't guarantee the government would be funded and open for business after April 28, but said that the administration was confident it would strike a deal with Congress.

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DOD funding hangs in the balance

The Pentagon has made it clear to Congress that a continuing resolution would be devastating to ongoing operations and acquisition, but can Congress find a way to fully fund the 2017 DOD budget?

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'Full speed' at DIUx, says chief

The 2017 Defense authorization bill put temporary funding restrictions on DIUx, but the innovation organization says it is forging ahead and now has 25 contracts in place worth $48 million.

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Will funding standoff lead to a shutdown?

As Congress returns from recess with one working week to fund the government, OMB has taken the precaution of posting shutdown guidance on its website.

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ODNI lobbies for FISA 702 reauthorization

While trying to avoid a government shutdown will be the first order of business when Congress returns, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is upping pressure on lawmakers to focus on reauthorizing the foreign surveillance powers under FISA Section 702.

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Is IT exempt from Trump's 'Buy American' order?

Given the global supply chain, determining the national provenance of a piece of technology is a tricky business. And in any case, Congress long ago carved out an exception for commercial IT products.

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Oversight chief won't seek new term

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will not seek re-election to Congress in 2018.

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House panel nudges Trump over IGs

The chairman and ranking member of a key oversight committee want the Trump administration to find candidates for 11 open inspector general posts.

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