• Census
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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

  • Cybersecurity
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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

  • Critical Read

    Can Trump mend fences with Silicon Valley?

    The government needs to make nice with the commercial technology community over lingering mistrust stemming from revelations of surveillance and faulty encryption standards, according to a new report. 01/27/2017

  • John Klossner self portrait

    It's what all the feds are wearing...

    FCW's cartoonist on the fashion trend career workers could do without. 01/27/2017

  • Telecom
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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

  • Comment
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    How agencies can take a page out of industry's open playbooks

    To truly innovate, government must holistically consider a combination of people, processes and technology. 01/27/2017

  • Open government
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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

  • Congress

    Cyber probes gain traction on the Hill

    Cyber is front and center as the 115th Congress completes its first month, with multiple investigations into Russia’s election-related hacking and now a resolution to create a Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity. 01/26/2017

  • Contracting
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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

  • Defense
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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

  • Homeland Security
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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

  • Contracting
    Trump effect

    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

  • Defense
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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

  • Digital Gov
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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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    What GS-15s in contracting really think about government acquisition

    Steve Kelman sits down with feds in the Harvard Kennedy School's executive education program. 01/25/2017