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  • Workforce
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    NAPA report calls for overhaul of civil service system

    Calling the government's human capital system "fundamentally broken," a new report calls for a federated system that focuses on staffing agencies to help them achieve their missions. 07/19/2017

  • Congress
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    DHS authorization could give acquisition a boost

    The DHS authorization bill making its way through the House would help the agency make more progress sorting out its acquisition processes, a Capitol Hill oversight committee official said. 07/19/2017

  • Defense
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    House adds cyber strategy provision to defense bill

    The House overwhelmingly passed the 2018 defense bill after adding cyber provisions, including the requirement for the DOD to update its cyber strategy and definition of cyber deterrence. 07/14/2017

  • Congress
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    McCaskill wants answers on immigration IT

    The ranking Democrat on the Senate on Homeland Security committee wants to see acquisition and decision documentation, alternatives for the beleaguered DHS immigration processing system dubbed ELIS. 07/14/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    House bill provides $1.6B for border wall

    The House DHS appropriations bill funds border wall construction at $1.6 billion, with more than $200 million in supporting tech. 07/14/2017

  • IT Modernization
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    Will MGT pass before recess?

    As the Senate grapples with lingering challenges, an IT modernization bill that sailed through the House of Representative and enjoys White House support still awaits committee markup. 07/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why cyber capabilities are more important than strategy

    The Senate version of the 2018 defense bill calls for the creation of a cyber strategy, but one former DOD official says the U.S. must focus on capabilities and authorities first. 07/13/2017

  • Congress
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    Workforce antidiscrimination bill sails through House

    The House of Representatives passed by voice vote a bill that would codify stronger anti-discrimination protections for federal employees. 07/13/2017

  • Oversight
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    SBA CIO grapples with modernization

    A House committee urged the Small Business Administration CIO to flatten the org chart and improve on cybersecurity. 07/12/2017

  • Oversight
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    Is GSA getting too political?

    Some Hill Democrats are pushing back on a decision to make the Federal Acquisition Service chief a political appointee. 07/12/2017

  • Law Enforcement
    Christopher Wray, President Trump

    FBI nominee stresses cyber and spy powers

    FBI director nominee Christopher Wray told senators he will make cyber and the reauthorization of FISA Section 702 top priorities if he is confirmed. 07/12/2017

  • Open Data
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    Is Congress transparent enough?

    Legislative data is public and online, but transparency advocates are looking to make more-granular aspects of the lawmaking process easier to track and understand. 07/07/2017

  • Census
    John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

    Lawmakers press on Census finances and leadership

    Lawmakers from the House have raised concerns about the uncertainty of financial estimates of the costs of the 2020 census, while senators are urging President Trump to swiftly name a permanent director. 07/05/2017

  • Defense
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    IT, acquisition face changes in 2018 defense bills

    The House and Senate have completed their draft 2018 defense bills that could result in significant changes for acquisition and IT management in the Pentagon. 07/05/2017

  • Defense
    Dr. John Zangardi, principal deputy CIO, Department of Defense

    DOD CIO explains FITARA fail

    In June, DOD received an F+ for its implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, but the CIO says his department is working to bring up its marks. 07/03/2017

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