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How MGT changes the game for federal CIOs

Under the funding plan in the Modernizing Government Technology Act, federal IT leaders will be able to make strategic technology investments with the same level of agility as their private-sector counterparts.

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Trump tech office looks to improve customer experience

A senior White House tech adviser said that administration's priorities include improving citizen-facing services, shared services and pushing open government legislation.

DHS offers new details on Kaspersky ban

The Department of Homeland Security published the full text of its Kaspersky ban in the Federal Register just as the Senate voted to ban the company from federal networks as an amendment to the defense bill.

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$500M IT modernization plan passes Senate in defense bill

A bill to help agencies modernize legacy systems and move to the cloud passed the Senate as part of the $700 billion defense bill.

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House Dem revives data breach bill after Equifax hack

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) is hoping the massive Equifax breach will induce lawmakers to finally pass nationwide data breach notification standards.

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Fate of MGT unclear as Senate revs up to pass NDAA

The Senate will likely vote on the must-pass defense spending bill Monday, but the long-sought modernization fund could end up on the cutting room floor.

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Senators gear up for government reorg

With agencies' draft reorganization plans due at the end of the month, senators want to focus on legislative solutions to the low-hanging fruit for improving agency efficiencies.

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Will states' ACA tech be ready for November open enrollment?

The Government Accountability Office warns that the federal government may have limited visibility into state marketplace systems.

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House passes bill to streamline DHS info sharing

The bill puts legislative heft behind a Department of Homeland Security plan to integrate data access across components.

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Civilian agencies guard their coffers as cuts loom

On a recent earnings call, a CEO at a top federal contractor said that federal civilian customers are reacting to budget pressures by holding back spending, but said there is "continual demand" to upgrade IT.

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Most agencies 'not planning' to meet OMB data center goals, GAO says

One year out from FITARA's expiration, GAO found the vast majority of agencies are not on track with the law's data center optimization requirements.

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Yet another deadline: Congress faces 702 reauthorization

Amid a busy fall schedule, Congress must find time to reauthorize a key spying program, says the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel.

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