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Effective acquisition: A key enabler for successful IT modernization

Fostering effective communication goes a long way in driving change needed for IT modernization.

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DOD's failed audit shines a light on IT woes

Longstanding deficiencies in the Defense Department's tech portfolio emerged as a leading cause for the failure of the organization’s first completed audit report.

GSA job swap

Two of the top managers at the Federal Acquisition Service are switching jobs, and there are ramifications for the $50 billion EIS contract.

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Unions sue VA over move to curtail official time

Three federal unions are suing Department of Veterans Affairs for its plan to alter its collective bargaining deal to move more than 400 employees off of union work.

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Lawmakers balk at $350M addition to VA's health record deal

The $16 billion, 10-year electronic heath record software upgrade at the Department of Veterans Affairs is barely past the starting gate, but lawmakers are already worried about management and budgeting missteps that could put the project over budget and behind schedule.

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JEDI survives Oracle protest

A bid to freeze the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year cloud deal stalled as the Government Accountability Office denied a protest that claimed the procurement was stacked in favor of a particular vendor and flawed on other competitive grounds.

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GAO: Four big agencies still lag on FITARA

The congressional watchdog warns that CIOs still lack visibility into IT spending four years after the passage of landmark procurement legislation.

DOD CIO lags in implementing cyber law

Congress passed landmark cybersecurity legislation in late 2015, but Pentagon agencies have a spotty record of implementation, according to a watchdog report.

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Salary Council backs two new locality pay areas

The council overseeing general schedule locality pay at the Office of Personnel Management recommended adding two new locality pay areas and changing the rules under which localities are eligible for higher locality pay.


OTAs could see more limits

Top acquisition officials from DHS and DISA worry the overuse of OTAs could bring on legislation to rein them in.

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What will a Democratic House mean for the census?

With Democrats taking control of the House, the 2020 census could see some significant changes.

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Audit flags multiple concerns for Treasury's IT systems

The inspector general report documents a range of sloppy or incomplete IT practices for agency systems that support national security functions.

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