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GSA streamlines acquisition for small vendors

The GSA has introduced new capabilities and processes under its six-month-old Making It Easier program to attract new potential federal contractors.

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Trump promises federal hiring freeze

In a weekend policy speech, the Republican presidential nominee announced plans to trim the federal workforce by attrition.

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Census calls off 2017 field tests, cites funding uncertainty

Bureau officials said the decision to cancel the upcoming tests is not ideal, but it is "the best overall operation remaining amid current uncertainty" about fiscal 2017 funding.

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Tax agency punted on $12M email system

The IRS acquired and never deployed a $12 million email system designed to help comply with pending records management requirements.

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Interior CDM effort 'immature,' says watchdog report

The Interior Department's inspector general said the agency's cybersecurity efforts need more work.

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Trump ally Gingrich pushes for federal 'You're fired!'

A senior adviser to presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to make it easier for the former reality TV star to use his famous catchphrase if he's elected.

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Air traffic systems need better security monitoring, says watchdog

A critical inspector general report found that the FAA's air traffic systems aren't properly linked to Department of Transportation's CIO for cyber oversight purposes.

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Connolly: cybersecurity at stake in election

One of the champions of IT reform in Congress said that the November election could significantly shuffle membership on committees with responsibility for cybersecurity.

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Modernization guidance from ACT-IAC

Planning for modernizing systems can be tricky because adopting technologies requires more than just tech savvy, according to a new ACT-IAC modernization guide.

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Watchdog rips IT management at Secret Service

A follow-up report on the leak of Rep. Jason Chaffetz's old job application data at the Secret Service finds nagging holes in the agency's management of personal data and IT.

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How the government IT shop is changing

CIOs are transitioning from a tactical, infrastructure focus to a more agile, application-centric mindset.

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Legacy fund already having impact

U.S. CIO Tony Scott said a proposed IT modernization fund, still before Congress, is changing the way agencies think about upgrading legacy technology.

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