• Defense
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    USAF secretary calls for more research and innovation

    New Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson says that in addition to pressing readiness and modernization needs, the service must prioritize innovation, research and realigning the cyber workforce. 06/05/2017

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    How State wants to innovate

    The State Department is contemplating a procurement that can drive innovation and collaboration among U.S. diplomats. 06/01/2017

  • Oversight
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    Trump's pick to head whistleblower office comes from group suing EPA

    President Donald Trump's nominee to lead a whistleblower protection office comes from a legal group that is currently suing the EPA to access employees' encrypted communications. 05/31/2017

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    Help us find this year's Rising Stars

    Make your nominations today for federal IT's next generation of change agents. 05/31/2017

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    IT acquisition reform's time is now

    Promising examples abound, but real leadership focus is needed to achieve meaningful digital government services and security. 05/25/2017

  • Budget
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    GSA chief: Central IT fund is a start, not a remedy

    While President Trump's budget proposal includes a $228 million investment for a general IT modernization fund, the head of the agency overseeing the fund sees the initial investment as more of a proof of concept than a panacea. 05/24/2017

  • Budget
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    Census funding falls short of Obama-era plans

    President Trump's budget proposal falls almost $300 million short of his predecessor's proposal for fiscal year 2018, raising concerns that an already-challenged census could be in historic trouble. 05/23/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Forcing culture change at DOD

    Study after study has argued that the Department of Defense is risk averse and unable to rapidly adapt to changing technology. One former official says it's time to use force to change innovation culture at the Pentagon. 05/22/2017

  • 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

  • Digital Diplomacy
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    How tech, laws and leadership impede digital diplomacy

    Digital diplomacy, a priority for the State Department under the Obama administration, appears to be at a crossroads. 05/10/2017

  • Open Data
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    As big deadline hits, lawmakers warn on long-term risks to Data Act

    Agencies are due to report their first tranche of spending data under the Data Act on May 9, but lawmakers are framing the milestone date as a starting point. 05/08/2017

  • Open Data
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    Agencies looking beyond Data Act deadline

    The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act’s first submission deadline is a few days away, but agencies are already counting the benefits and looking to future uses. 05/04/2017

  • Acquisition
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    What’s next for agile acquisition?

    As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and legislative levels play a central role. 05/02/2017

  • Management
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    White House takes on technology revamp

    The White House is standing up a technology council to "transform and modernize" the government's IT and digital services. 05/01/2017

  • Open Data
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    Senators seek to protect federal data

    Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced a bill seeking to protect public access to open government data through legislation and prevent its removal without sufficient public notice. 04/28/2017

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