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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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Border tech bill clears Senate committee

A bill to require DHS and components to keep a closer eye on major border security technology acquisitions could soon see a vote in the full Senate.

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IRS IT leaders didn't know about $7M Equifax award

IRS CIO Gina Garza told Congress that she and other tech officials at the tax agency did not sign off on a $7 million contract awarded to Equifax a month after the credit monitoring firm disclosed a massive data breach.

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Do agencies need more flexibility for reorgs?

Shared services and workforce reductions are expected to feature prominently in the White House’s plan to reorganize the federal government, but some changes could benefit from additional outside authorities.

DHS still pushing to rename cyber shop

A bill that would rename and federate a key Homeland Security cybersecurity component is key to fueling the agency's efforts in cybersecurity and its overall image, supporters say.

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Personal info leaked in SEC breach

The agency has also provided additional details on the scope of its response to the 2016 incident.

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What should the military do when the lights go out?

A bill introduced in the House and Senate would look into cyber vulnerabilities of the nation's electric grid and how they affect military readiness.

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White House cracks down on executive travel

The same day Tom Price stepped down as secretary of Health and Human Services, the White House put out a memo reminding agency execs not to stick taxpayers with the tab for private travel.

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DHS moves ahead on financial system amid questions from Congress

DHS released the final draft RFP for its financial management system modernization to potential vendors and told them to plan for a late October contract award.

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