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  • Oversight
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    House Dems welcome watchdog probe of FBI building

    The Department of Justice Inspector General is launching a probe into the decision to scuttle a longstanding plan to move FBI headquarters to a suburban location and allow commercial development on the current downtown site. 07/05/2019

  • Acquisition
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    EIS vendors don't see rush to modernize

    The government wants agencies to use the $50 billion, 10- year Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecom contract to support IT modernization but in the early stages most customers want to make sure the phones stay on. 07/05/2019

  • IT Modernization
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    New law brings big change to IRS in IT, cyber

    A new law will implement a raft of technology and cybersecurity reforms at the IRS while also restoring hiring authorities that officials say are key to attracting qualified IT talent. 07/02/2019

  • Acquisition
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    GSA releases e-commerce solictiation

    The e-commerce effort dubbed "Amazon for government" is getting closer to becoming reality with a draft solicitation released by the General Services Administration. 07/02/2019

  • Acquisition
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    EIS delayed by shaky transition contract

    The contract to manage the move to the General Services Administration's big telecom vehicle had some big holes and likely contributed to delaying the transition, according to a new watchdog report. 07/01/2019

  • Cloud
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    JEDI and C2E: Is it worth comparing the DOD and ODNI cloud plans?

    The intelligence community's top IT official said that DOD is "where we were five years ago" when the CIA opted to pursue a single vendor, single cloud solution. 07/01/2019

  • Congress
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    Raskin: OPM-GSA merger 'likely illegal'

    At a testy House Oversight hearing June 27, lawmakers from both parties heaped criticism on the Office of Personnel Management for what they're describing as a lack of responsiveness to their requests for documents in support of a plan to merge OPM into the General Services Administration. 06/28/2019

  • Cloud
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    Oracle fires back in JEDI lawsuit as court date approaches

    Lawyers for Amazon Web Services, the Department of Justice and Oracle are set to deliver oral arguments in the long-running JEDI lawsuit on July 10, while an award from DOD is expected in late August. 06/28/2019

  • Voting Tech
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    Three states responsible for half of all paperless e-voting machines in 2018, survey finds

    Policymakers and experts know that paperless DRE voting machines are confined to a small number of states, but new survey results demonstrate just how concentrated the problem is. 06/27/2019

  • Data Centers
    Google data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa

    Federal CIO issues new data center strategy

    Suzette Kent told a House panel that the new policy "focuses on enabling aggressive closure and ensuring efficient operations." 06/26/2019

  • Congress
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    House approves measure to block OPM furloughs

    An appropriations bill passed in the House includes multiple provisions to prevent OPM and GSA from merging and blocks any reduction in force arising from a budget gap at the human resources agency. 06/26/2019

  • Congress
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    Connolly amendment would block OPM layoffs

    The chairman of the Government Operations subcommittee is looking to check an administration warning of layoffs at the Office of Personnel Management in the event that a merger with the General Services Administration can't move forward. 06/25/2019

  • Defense
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    DIA dives into analytics

    The Defense Intelligence Agency hopes to start building Machine-Assisted Analytic Rapid-Repository System in fiscal 2020 to help re-engineer its data environment. 06/24/2019

  • Acquisition
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    DHS contracting not bound to 'best in class'

    The procurement chief at the Department of Homeland Security said that the agency was more focused on serving its components than on shared services. 06/21/2019

  • Defense
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    Latest filings in JEDI lawsuit offer an inside look into the cloud program

    Amazon Web Services and the Justice Department push back on Oracle's claims of conflict of interest in a pair of court filings this week. 06/21/2019

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