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  • Workforce
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    Teleworking success a mixed bag at SSA

    Employee productivity in the Social Security Administration's teleworking pilot program varied significantly by office and job function. 07/14/2017

  • Congress
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    McCaskill wants answers on immigration IT

    The ranking Democrat on the Senate on Homeland Security committee wants to see acquisition and decision documentation, alternatives for the beleaguered DHS immigration processing system dubbed ELIS. 07/14/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    House bill provides $1.6B for border wall

    The House DHS appropriations bill funds border wall construction at $1.6 billion, with more than $200 million in supporting tech. 07/14/2017

  • IT Modernization
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    Will MGT pass before recess?

    As the Senate grapples with lingering challenges, an IT modernization bill that sailed through the House of Representative and enjoys White House support still awaits committee markup. 07/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why cyber capabilities are more important than strategy

    The Senate version of the 2018 defense bill calls for the creation of a cyber strategy, but one former DOD official says the U.S. must focus on capabilities and authorities first. 07/13/2017

  • Congress
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    Workforce antidiscrimination bill sails through House

    The House of Representatives passed by voice vote a bill that would codify stronger anti-discrimination protections for federal employees. 07/13/2017

  • Telecommunications
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    $50B telecom award due in late July

    GSA says it is still on track to award its $50 billion EIS telecommunications contract at the end of the month. 07/13/2017

  • Oversight
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    SBA CIO grapples with modernization

    A House committee urged the Small Business Administration CIO to flatten the org chart and improve on cybersecurity. 07/12/2017

  • Oversight
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    Is GSA getting too political?

    Some Hill Democrats are pushing back on a decision to make the Federal Acquisition Service chief a political appointee. 07/12/2017

  • Law Enforcement
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    FBI nominee stresses cyber and spy powers

    FBI director nominee Christopher Wray told senators he will make cyber and the reauthorization of FISA Section 702 top priorities if he is confirmed. 07/12/2017

  • Contracting

    Kaspersky axed from governmentwide contracts

    Russian cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky Lab has been taken off key government contract vehicles NASA SEWP and GSA Schedule 70 as part of an overall move to address possible risks posed by the firm. 07/12/2017

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    Could 'microconsulting' disrupt government contracting?

    Steve Kelman suggests that short engagements priced under the micropurchase threshold could be just the sort of disruptive innovation agencies need. 07/12/2017

  • Census
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    Census pares down critical dress rehearsal

    The Census Bureau’s decisions to pare down operations and tests of IT systems to manage its finances in advance of the decennial count have extended to the critical 2018 dress rehearsal. 07/11/2017

  • Budget
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    OMB looks to continue civilian-side cuts into 2019

    As the FY19 budget deadline looms, streamlining federal civilian workforce is on the agenda. 07/11/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Expert: Battling botnets requires standards and automation

    The departments of Commerce and Homeland Security have embarked on a year-long study on how to reduce botnets, but one former official says steps must be taken now to combat the growing problem. 07/11/2017

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