• Oversight
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    FITARA progress stalls

    Federal CIOs under the Trump administration have seen progress lag on implementing the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act, according to the latest scorecards. 11/14/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Modernization begins at home, says new FAS chief

    IT modernization is not only key for federal agencies, but to GSA's Federal Acquisition Service. 11/14/2017

  • Contracting
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    Health records vendor looks to settle lawsuit with VA

    CliniComp wants to test its product's interoperability with VA and DOD electronic health records systems. 11/14/2017

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    5 things to think about when modernizing agency IT

    With the MGT Act poised to become law, it's a matter of when -- not if -- federal agencies will modernize legacy software and infrastructure. 11/14/2017

  • Cloud
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    GSA wants feedback on cloud contract language

    A recent RFI seeks examples of effective and problematic contract language as well as suggestions on how to incorporate cloud services into different contract vehicles for direct solicitations, resellers and system integrators. 11/13/2017

  • Defense
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    NDAA pushes more oversight of cyber

    With $8 billion dedicated to improving U.S. cyber capabilities, the NDAA has a host of policies geared toward boosting the cyber workforce and streamlining operations. 11/13/2017

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    CDM and automation

    The next frontier for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation. 11/13/2017

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    An important new guide to agile

    Steve Kelman applauds a new resource for agencies looking to put agile into action. 11/13/2017

  • Contracting
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    Army IT official sentenced in bribery scheme

    Ranier Ramos, formerly of the U.S. Army Public Health Command, will serve a year in federal prison and pay millions in penalties and restitution. 11/13/2017

  • Congress
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    House panel advances FISA reform

    The Judiciary committee passed a bill to require federal law enforcement to obtain a warrant before querying spy databases, but some are worried about potential loopholes. 11/13/2017

  • Rob Joyce NSA/WH

    Joyce: Civilian cyber could use more discipline

    The top White House cybersecurity adviser suggests civilian agencies could take a page from the Pentagon's handbook. 11/09/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    Lawmakers look to CBP, Post Office on opioid data sharing

    Senators want Customs and Border Protection and the Post Office to gather more data on incoming international illicit Fentanyl packages and urge both develop electronic package pre-arrival data exchange. 11/09/2017

  • Open Government
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    DATA Act oversight highlights growing pains

    The first round of oversight reports on financial reporting under the Data Act shows that most agencies are experiencing growing pains when it comes to implementing the recent law. Does that mean it's working? 11/09/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why it's harder than you think to hack a voting machine

    Despite the fear and hype, there are several obstacles that make the most direct form of tampering, altering vote counts, extremely difficult. 11/09/2017

  • Procurement
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    Judge rules protestor couldn't compete for Vista replacement

    In a recently unsealed ruling, a federal judge also noted that the administrative record lacks detail on why specifically Cerner was selected as the prime contractor for the replacement electronic health record system. 11/09/2017