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    Can DHS push harder on biometrics?

    President Trump's controversial immigration order calls for an expedited approach to biometric entry/exit system, but significant issues still dog its implementation. 01/30/2017

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    Despite budget uncertainty, Census remains 'on track,' officials say

    The Census Bureau has altered and trimmed programs in advance of the 2018 end-to-end test of census tech, but officials say that despite budget uncertainty, the projects remain on schedule. 01/28/2017

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    Draft White House cyber order signals pending re-org

    A draft White House executive order on cybersecurity points to some possible changes in how civilian government agencies protect infrastructure and networks. 01/27/2017

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    Interior making plans in case EIS falls short

    The Department of the Interior is prepping to backfill its telecommunications needs in case GSA's planned Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract can't serve the agency's far-flung operations. 01/27/2017

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    How does FOIA fit under the Trump administration?

    Without having yet received directives from the Trump administration, open government advocates from the public and private sectors are continuing their work on new Freedom of Information Act best practices. 01/26/2017

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    Telecom transition is looming

    It's close to award time for GSA's huge next-generation telecom contract, and the agency has been working hard to set the stage for its implementation. 01/26/2017

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    Army and IBM head to the cloud

    The $62 million pilot program to build a private, on-premises cloud at the Redstone Arsenal will consolidate 11 data centers and pave the way for future Army cloud projects. 01/26/2017

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    Border wall not a high-rise, warns former CBP head

    The president's proposed wall on the Mexican border will require close consultation with on-the-ground border agents to make sure what is put up doesn't go down like a previous effort did, former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner says. 01/26/2017

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    Trump tweets take IT contracting into uncertain territory

    Presidential comments about high costs of specific contracts and empty top IT slots worry some contractors, but some industry groups and even a federal CIO see glimpses of possible acquisition reform. 01/26/2017

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    Navy closes in on NGEN recompete

    The Navy's Enterprise Networks Program Office will release draft RFP's in the coming months to solicit industry feedback on recompeting the multibillion Next Generation Enterprise Networks contract, expiring next year. 01/25/2017

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    Trump's pick for OMB sounds enthusiastic about the Data Act

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) stressed the importance of enforcing the DATA Act to both Senate committees he faced as part of his confirmation to lead the Office of Management and Budget. 01/25/2017

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    Fingerprint tech steps up

    IARPA looks to spur the development of new fingerprint-reading technologies. 01/25/2017

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    Senators drill down on 2018 defense spending

    Just a month after the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act became law, the Senate Armed Services Committee is starting the process of formulating the 2018 defense budget. 01/25/2017

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    GSA names top acquisition, GWAC managers

    Senior procurement execs from FCC and Treasury will head GSA's acquisition center and governmentwide IT contracts, including its huge EIS telecom vehicle. 01/25/2017

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    More macroeconomics than management at Mulvaney hearings

    Two Senate panels grilled President Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, but the focus was on high-level spending issues rather than the nitty-gritty of governance. 01/24/2017

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