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    Court orders temporary block on JEDI

    JEDI, the Defense Department’s multi-billion-dollar cloud procurement, is officially on hold, according to a federal court announcement Feb. 13.


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    FLRA ruling changes union withholding rules

    In a blow to federal unions, the Federal Labor Relations Authority ruled on Feb. 14 that federal workers could stop paying union dues at any time, instead of observing the current practice of letting employees election to withhold dues once a year. 02/18/2020

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    IRS wants $300 million for IT modernization in 2021

    The agency is planning IT modernization and security initiatives while also adding more than 100 new special agents focused on cybercrime and virtual currencies. 02/18/2020

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    Augmented reality headset is the breakout star of Army's 2021 budget request

    The Army's focused on finding savings so it can boost modernization funding and the 2021 budget request shows how it wants the initial fielding of augmented reality night goggles to stand out. 02/18/2020

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    DHS waives contracting rules for border wall

    Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced plans to use special authority to build sections of the planned border wall without the use of competitive bidding. 02/18/2020

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    Improving government services in 2020

    Martha Dorris offers 10 predictions for how agencies will improve CX this year. 02/18/2020

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    FCW Insider: Feb. 18

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 02/18/2020

  • Cloud
    Mark T. Esper at the 2018 HQDA Attache Reception March 15, 2018. Photo by Staff Sgt. Brandy N. Mejia.

    Esper: No White House pressure on JEDI

    Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters that he "never felt pressure from the White House" with regard to the award to Microsoft of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract. 02/17/2020

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    DDM Margaret Weichert March 20 2018

    DDM Weichert to exit government

    The federal government's top management official is leaving the Office of Management and Budget for a job in the private sector. 02/14/2020

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    GSA extends and expands contractor debriefing pilot

    The General Services Administration is offering contractors a longer and more detailed explanation of award decisions. 02/14/2020

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