Chris Liddell, shown here at a 2014 event on presidential transitions

OAI's Liddell promoted at White House

Chris Liddell, a top White House tech aide, has been tapped as chief of staff John Kelly's deputy for policy coordination.

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GSA, OMB want Congress to help smooth the path to online buying

Legislation to lift the micropurchase ceiling and implement agile competition rules is needed for a new online buying plan, officials say.

House cyber leaders push CDM funding

Three lawmakers with cyber policy expertise are urging appropriators to fully fund the administration's request for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.


Why is no one raising a hand to regulate the internet of things?

The U.S. is developing a pair of reports dealing with cybersecurity standards for internet-of-things devices and combatting botnets, but recommendations will be non-binding and officials said not to expect a significant federal regulatory push.

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Congress running out of time to pass funding bill

With just over a week until the next shutdown deadline arrives, Congress again stares down whether to pass an omnibus bill, another stopgap funding measure or to shut down the government.

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OMB addresses 'overlap' in tech offices

The government's top management official explained how the federal CIO and the Office of American innovation can work together.

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Why acquisition reform is about more than OTAs

The Air Force materiel commander says organizational culture matters more than novel procurement authorities when it comes to reforming cumbersome processes.

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Service heads quiet on DOD cloud plan

At a D.C. defense policy event, the secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force skirted the issue of the Pentagon's centralized cloud procurement strategy.

Defense Digital Service Director Chris Lynch speaks during the JEDI Cloud Industry Day in Arlington, Va., on March 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

DOD details its plans for JEDI cloud contract

The timeline for a department-wide commercial cloud solution is aggressive, but Pentagon officials say deeper in-house expertise and better internal cooperation can get them to an award this year.

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Why the Energy Department needs a cyber program

The DOE wants $96 million in fiscal 2019 to fund a cybersecurity office to help manage threats facing the energy grid.

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Meet the 7 leaders who will be steering modernization dollars

The Office of Management and Budget announced the first members of the Technology Modernization Fund Board.

NGA Deputy Director Justin Poole

NGA previews acquisition overhaul

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is looking to revamp its acquisition process to lean heavily on small businesses and agile spending authorities.

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