Funding & Fiscal Cliff

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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. 04/24/2017

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    EPA's open data shutdown that wasn't

    A notice on Opendata.EPA.gov warned the site would go dark on April 28, but the agency says it's "not going anywhere." 04/24/2017

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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? 04/21/2017

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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. 04/21/2017

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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. 04/21/2017

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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. 04/19/2017

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    McKinsey: A public sector rethink could save $3.5 trillion worldwide

    Governments around the world stand to save $3.5 trillion annually within the next five years if they maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their spending. 04/19/2017

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    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans. 04/12/2017

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    Study pegs security benefits of new IT spending

    A deep dive into federal IT data tries to nail down the empirical advantages of new IT spending relative to security breaches. 04/10/2017

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    White House role in funding talks unknown

    Despite assurances from the Senate leadership indicating that Democrats and the White House were collaborating on an appropriations deal, it is unclear what role the Trump administration is taking in funding the government after the spending authority expires April 28. 04/07/2017

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    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One 04/07/2017

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    Chiefs: DOD cyber will suffer under a continuing resolution

    In the DOD, cyber, modernization, training, recruiting and readiness will all take a hit if Congress passes another continuing resolution rather than a full budget, say the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 04/06/2017

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