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  • Defense
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    Thornberry introduces DOD acquisition reform bill

    While the DOD is working through major acquisition reforms mandated by the 2017 NDAA, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is trying to streamline the way the DOD buys smaller goods and services and audits the process. 05/18/2017

  • David Redl, NTIA administrator designate, House E&C chief counsel

    Trump taps House committee counsel for NTIA chief

    David Redl, the chief counsel on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is President Trump's nominee to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. 05/18/2017

  • Congress
    Jason Chaffetz

    Chaffetz to resign from Congress

    The coveted House Oversight gavel is due to change hands, as chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) steps down to become a cable TV commentator. 05/18/2017

  • Budget
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    OMB chief: People are 'immune to the true costs of government'

    To achieve a balanced budget without tax hikes would require a 12 to 13 percent cut in government spending, said OMB Director Mick Mulvaney. 05/18/2017

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    Evidence-based government: It’s not rocket science

    Steve Kelman points to some very straightforward examples of measuring the effectiveness of an intervention. 05/18/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Why DIUx shouldn't exist

    While DIUx is addressing defense innovation and acquisition shortfalls, experts say the need for a procurement acceleration program shows just how broken the acquisition process is. 05/17/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    No agencies hit by WannaCry so far

    Steps taken in the government's 2015 cyber sprint continue to pay dividends, acting federal CIO says. 05/17/2017

  • Congress
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    $500M IT modernization bill passes House

    The Modernizing Government Technology Act passed the House of Representatives on a voice vote, but the Senate outlook is less certain. 05/17/2017

  • Spectrum
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    Agencies face static in spectrum relocation

    Although the Spectrum Relocation Fund addresses the perennial issue of migrating agencies off of scarce spectrum, more innovation and perseverance is required. 05/17/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Senate bill codifies vulnerabilities board

    In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware epidemic, two senators are teaming up on a bill to create a legal framework for the disclosure of IT vulnerabilities discovered by U.S. intelligence agencies. 05/17/2017

  • Management
    Claire Grady

    Career procurement exec tapped for top management post at DHS

    Claire Grady, who has held senior procurement positions at the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, is President Trump's nominee for deputy undersecretary for management at DHS. 05/17/2017

  • Critical Read

    NIST's school for cyber

    The federal government's standards setter is offering agencies advice on how to implement the cybersecurity framework. 05/16/2017

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    CBP looks to consolidate data

    Customs and Border Protection is looking to unify its sprawling data center footprint under a single contract. 05/16/2017

  • IT Modernization
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    Where the MGT money will go

    Tech leaders are already planning how to spend the money in the Modernizing Government Technology Act. 05/16/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    ShadowBrokers threaten to release more NSA tools

    The cryptic ShadowBrokers are threatening to release more stolen NSA hacking tools through a new subscription service unless someone buys all the data from them. 05/16/2017

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