• Contracting
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    Senate votes to repeal 'blacklisting' rule

    In a close vote, the Senate passed a resolution to eliminate the so-called blacklisting rule for federal contractors. 03/07/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Cyber executive order nearing completion

    The Trump administration is soliciting feedback from industry leaders on the long-awaited cyber executive order that could be finalized within a week. 03/06/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    New immigration order pushes biometrics but lacks deadline

    President Trump's revised executive order on immigration calls for an expedited biometric entry/exit system, but it doesn't set a deadline for bringing the system online. 03/06/2017

  • Workforce
    Jason Chaffetz and Mark Meadows

    House panel wants answers from the Army on hiring freeze exemptions

    The Pentagon said it was going to exempt childcare for military families from the civilian hiring freeze, but Republican leaders on a key House committee want answers from the Army on implementation. 03/06/2017

  • White House
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    Aide to Trump tech adviser picked as deputy CTO

    Michael Kratsios, the former chief of staff of Peter Thiel's venture firm, is getting a senior White House tech job. 03/06/2017

  • People
    Jason Providakes MITRE

    New CEO takes over at MITRE

    Dr. Jason Providakes is taking over as president and CEO of MITRE, the not-for-profit organization that operates federally funded research and development centers. 03/06/2017

  • Shutterstock image: executive handshake.

    Can IGs and agencies agree to a code of conduct?

    Steve Kelman argues "The Art of the Deal" offers a possible path to more constructive oversight. 03/06/2017

  • Congress
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    2017 defense bill advances

    The House Appropriations Committee has introduced the final $578 billion defense spending bill for the remainder of FY2017. It's an $11 billion increase over 2016, but far short of what defense hawks say is needed going forward. 03/03/2017

  • Comment
    Shutterstock image: wall of gears.

    IT modernization is just the beginning

    A former agency CIO sketches the key challenges for his successors. 03/03/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    critical infrastructure (ShutterStock image)

    SDN looms large in NSTAC report

    A report under development by a government advisory board says the government must move quickly to better understand software-defined networking's effect on critical infrastructure. 03/03/2017

  • LaVerne Horton Council

    Council to take leadership post at MITRE

    The former VA CIO is joining MITRE as senior vice president and general manager of the group's Center for Connected Government. 03/03/2017

  • Defense
    Shutterstock image (by alienant): An aerial view of the pentagon rendered as a vector.

    DOD vague on AT&L split

    The Department of Defense met its to update Congress on progress towards splitting the office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, but provided few details on what the split will look like. 03/03/2017

  • Howard Schmidt

    Howard Schmidt, former Obama cyber adviser, dies

    Howard Schmidt, a longtime IT leader in both government and industry who served as cybersecurity adviser in the Obama White House, has passed away at the age of 67. 03/02/2017

  • Congress

    Grant program would support state, local cybersecurity

    A bipartisan group of lawmakers is looking to help state, local and tribal governments protect their data, systems and networks. 03/02/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    sphere of binary data

    McCain continues push for cyber policy

    Arizona senator says the U.S. still lacks a clear policy for deterring and defending against cyberattacks and vows to pressure the Trump administration to develop a comprehensive cyber strategy. 03/02/2017