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    Moving out smartly on cloud and modernization

    The Federal Cloud Computing Strategy takes a thoughtful approach to IT modernization. 09/09/2019

  • Congress
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    Hoyer tees up CR to avoid shutdown

    The House of Representatives is expected to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open past the close of fiscal year 2019. 09/06/2019

  • IT Modernization
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    Social Security Advisory Board names expert IT panel

    Over the next year, a group of experienced federal IT executives will review how the Social Security Administration's system modernization work is progressing. 08/28/2019

  • Defense
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    Esper announces Fourth Estate review

    In a rare press conference, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said a “defense-wide review process” has begun to evaluate the Fourth Estate agency resources. 08/28/2019

  • Oversight
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    IRS spent $1.2 million on unused data security software, auditors say

    In 2010, IRS began implementing a large data loss prevention solution to protect taxpayer data. Nearly a decade later, only one-third of the system is operational. 08/27/2019

  • Comment
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    4 modernization best practices

    To support long-term modernization initiatives, agencies must invest in skilled staff and open, automated and collaborative processes. 08/22/2019

  • Telecom
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    GSA softens line on looming EIS due date

    Think of the September deadline for agencies to award contracts under the General Services Administration's $50-billion telecommunications contract as a "yellow light," said GSA's telecom services director. 08/21/2019

  • Acquisition
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    Supply chain concerns make GSA rethink refurbished IT

    GSA is thinking about taking the rebuilt IT equipment special item number off Schedule 70 as part of a larger overhaul. 08/21/2019

  • Records Management
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    How petabytes are crushing the security classification system

    The official in charge of overseeing the federal government's information classification policy is warning that the current system is beginning to break – and he wants help and money to fix it. 08/20/2019

  • Homeland Security
    Long lines at Miami International Airport during a TECS outage in 2017

    Software bug caused CBP airport system outage

    A computer system outage that led to long passenger lines at international airports across the country on Aug. 19 was caused by a software bug, according to Customs and Border Protection. 08/19/2019

  • IT Modernization
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    Can EIS stay on schedule?

    With a fall deadline looming, so far just three awards have been made against the $50 billion governmentwide Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecom modernization contract. 08/19/2019

  • Defense
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    How DOD will survive its next audit

    The Defense Department's chief financial experts explained how the second audit will leverage the benefits of the first. 08/15/2019

  • Comment
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    Why CX in government is no longer optional

    In the era of big data, comprehensive CX programs are recommended for any enterprise to understand every aspect of customer interaction and perception. Though much has changed, that old adage that "the customer is always right" endures. 08/15/2019

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