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  • 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
    room of computers

    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
    Shutterstock image: data wall.

    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

  • Shutterstock image (by Ismagilov): businessman going up stairs.

    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

  • Biometrics
    Shutterstock image: digital fingerprint.

    Fingerprint tech steps up

    IARPA looks to spur the development of new fingerprint-reading technologies. 01/25/2017

  • Congress
    McCain at Heritage today.

    Senators drill down on 2018 defense spending

    Just a month after the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act became law, the Senate Armed Services Committee is starting the process of formulating the 2018 defense budget. 01/25/2017

  • Shutterstock image (by Mascha Tace): business contract competition, just out of reach.

    GSA names top acquisition, GWAC managers

    Senior procurement execs from FCC and Treasury will head GSA's acquisition center and governmentwide IT contracts, including its huge EIS telecom vehicle. 01/25/2017

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

    More macroeconomics than management at Mulvaney hearings

    Two Senate panels grilled President Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, but the focus was on high-level spending issues rather than the nitty-gritty of governance. 01/24/2017

  • Comment

    The federal government must prioritize mobile now

    Mobile devices are in nearly every workplace, and increasingly serve as linchpins for authentication. Agencies must better understand and manage those risks. 01/24/2017

  • Congress
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

    Chaffetz backs Trump's tough line on feds

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sketched his priorities for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, but Democrats want to see a formal plan. 01/24/2017

  • Intelligence
    CIA Director Mike Pompeo; Rep. Will Hurd R-Texas

    Pompeo confirmed as CIA head, Hurd to HPSCI

    The Senate voted largely along party lines to confirm Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Rep. Will Hurd, a former CIA agent and cyber expert will replace Pompeo on the House Intelligence Committee. 01/24/2017

  • Social Media
    No Social Media

    When 'social gov' goes quiet

    Agency Twitter posts have dropped off markedly since Inauguration Day. 01/24/2017

  • Shutterstock image: a single luminous box among similar grey, ordered boxes.

    EPA plans tilt to agile

    The Environmental Protection Agency wants to build agility into the acquisition process, move to procure IT services from vendors who specialize in agile and to try to move the culture of the whole agency toward agile methodologies. 01/24/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    concept cybersecurity art

    Agency seeks clarity on DHS election role

    The independent federal commission that helps states improve their voting systems wants more clarity on what DHS' critical infrastructure designation means. 01/24/2017

  • Transition
    Rob Klopp, shown here in an appearance on WJLA

    Klopp stays on board as SSA CIO for now

    The Trump administration has asked SSA CIO Rob Klopp to remain in his role to provide continuity as his agency continues modernization projects and agile adoption. 01/23/2017

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