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Army CIO details digital strategy, changes for IT enterprise

Army CIO plans to release new enterprise digital strategy and rein in $2 billion of bloated IT spending.

U.S. Senator Jack Reed, the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, from Rhode Island, speaks with senior leadership from Army Futures Command (AFC), and Austin, Texas area entrepreneurs at Army Applications Laboratory. Senator Reed toured facilities and met with leadership to learn about the AFC mission. (U.S. Army photo by Patrick Enright)

SASC gavel set to change hands

With Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) as the new chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Democrats will set the tone on defense policy and budgets.

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)

Connolly once again offers pay hike legislation

If passed, the bill would give feds a raise of an average 3.2%.

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Trump issues last-minute order targeting foreign cyber threats

A Jan. 19 executive order from Donald Trump in the waning hours of his presidency aims to force cloud providers to keep more complete records about their customers to support U.S. investigations of hacks and other computer crimes.

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Telework, BYOD and DEOS

Telework made the idea of bringing your own device a top priority as the Defense Information Systems Agency begins transitioning to a permanent version of the commercial virtual remote environment.

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Biden floats $9B boost to TMF as part of funding surge

The incoming Biden-Harris administration announced a $1.9 trillion "rescue" package to help Americans whose incomes have taken a hit from the pandemic, which includes a major uptick in technology spending to secure government systems and spur modernization.

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Bipartisan House bill would block Schedule F conversions

The bill is the latest of several legislative attempts to block an executive order that could remake parts of the civil service into at-will employees.

DOD acquisition chief Ellen Lord briefs the press March 25, 2020. DOD photo.

CMMC, industrial capital strategy could continue in Biden's DOD

The Defense Department's top buyer, Ellen Lord, said the incoming Biden administration will have to contend with adversarial investments and cybersecurity weaknesses in the contractor base.

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Dunne: Schedule consolidation is paying off

The departing chief of the Federal Acquisition Service, Julie Dunne, talks to FCW about recent initiatives.

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DISA to take over defense cloud implementation

The Defense Department's cloud office will have a new home at the Defense Information Systems Agency later this month.

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In final days, Trump cracks down on Chinese apps

An executive order looks to block popular Chinese payment apps and other software from being used on U.S. devices.

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Pro-bono technologists look to help cash-strapped states struggling with legacy systems

As COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities in state and local government IT systems, the newly formed U.S. Digital Response stepped in to help.

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