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  • Congress
    Will Hurd

    Hurd encouraged by IT funding in Trump budget

    The architect of the Managing Government Technology Act is happy with the administration's request for a central IT modernization fund, but he thinks the real action will take place at the agency level. 05/24/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    McCaul optimistic on DHS cyber reorganization

    The House Homeland Security Committee chairman is preparing to reintroduce legislation to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber directorate, and he believes forces are aligning to get it passed. 05/24/2017

  • Biometrics
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    CBP reports advances in biometrics

    After years of searching and tech trials, Customs and Border Protection said it has found a way to make a biometric entry/exit system work with airlines and airports. 05/24/2017

  • Budget
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    Census funding falls short of Obama-era plans

    President Trump's budget proposal falls almost $300 million short of his predecessor's proposal for fiscal year 2018, raising concerns that an already-challenged census could be in historic trouble. 05/23/2017

  • Budget
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    Budget seeks $2.6 billion for border wall and supporting tech

    The administration's budget proposal includes at least a portion of the promised border wall and a lot of tech to support border security. 05/23/2017

  • Budget
    OMB Director Mick Mulvaney at the Government Publishing Office prior to the release of administration

    Trump budget pushes IT modernization

    As expected, the proposed federal budget contains $228 million for a general fund for IT modernization projects. 05/23/2017

  • IT Modernization
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    Stars aligning for shared services?

    Federal IT leaders are sending strong signals to market players that government is preparing to shift to shared services at scale. 05/22/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Forcing culture change at DOD

    Study after study has argued that the Department of Defense is risk averse and unable to rapidly adapt to changing technology. One former official says it's time to use force to change innovation culture at the Pentagon. 05/22/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    GAO: DHS coming up short on FITARA implementation

    The Department of Homeland Security needs to strengthen and formalize CIO contract approval and evaluation procedures to fully comply with FITARA, according to a new report. 05/19/2017

  • Budget
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    Leaked budget document shows MGT funding in place

    A spreadsheet of the Trump administration's 2018 budget request leaked to the group Third Way indicates support for a technology modernization fund. 05/19/2017

  • Defense
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    Thornberry introduces DOD acquisition reform bill

    While the DOD is working through major acquisition reforms mandated by the 2017 NDAA, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is trying to streamline the way the DOD buys smaller goods and services and audits the process. 05/18/2017

  • Budget
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    OMB chief: People are 'immune to the true costs of government'

    To achieve a balanced budget without tax hikes would require a 12 to 13 percent cut in government spending, said OMB Director Mick Mulvaney. 05/18/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Why DIUx shouldn't exist

    While DIUx is addressing defense innovation and acquisition shortfalls, experts say the need for a procurement acceleration program shows just how broken the acquisition process is. 05/17/2017

  • Congress
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    $500M IT modernization bill passes House

    The Modernizing Government Technology Act passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote, but the Senate outlook is less certain. 05/17/2017

  • Management
    Claire Grady

    Career procurement exec tapped for top management post at DHS

    Claire Grady, who has held senior procurement positions at the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, is President Trump's nominee for deputy undersecretary for management at DHS. 05/17/2017

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