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  • Veterans Affairs
    Shutterstock images (by Ingka D. Jiw and Oberon): ballot box, budget/costs concept.

    Congress offers $65M as down payment on Vista replacement

    House Appropriators are budgeting $65 million for the Department of Veterans Affairs to launch its plan to acquire a commercial health record, but the funding comes with conditions. 06/14/2017

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

    SAIC sees uptick in federal IT markets

    Federal contracting giant SAIC said near-term budgetary certainty is raising its prospects for contract and task order wins. 06/14/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
    Shutterstock image. Copyright Mikhail Kolesnikov.

    VA accountability bill clears Congress

    The House approves a Senate bill that gives the Veterans Affairs secretary new authority to discipline and fire problem employees while enhancing whistleblower protections. 06/13/2017

  • Digital Services
    Shutterstock imag (by Benjamin Haas): cyber coded team.

    How digital service teams fit in the new administration

    Digital service teams hope their clout and support from the administration can break through decades-old cultural barriers and empower the federal IT workforce at large. 06/13/2017

  • Congress
    Report Card

    FITARA progress stalls on scorecard 4.0

    After steady improvement on previous scorecards, agency progress on Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act implementation stalled on the fourth round. 06/13/2017

  • Management
    DHS logo

    New DHS CIO leads with a hands-on style

    Richard Staropoli, the new top tech official at the Department of Homeland Security, wants systems that can cover a lot of ground but says the search for a "100 percent solution" impedes progress. 06/13/2017

  • Acquisition
    Soraya Correa, DHS Chief Procurement Officer

    DHS execs own FLASH fail

    The department's failure to launch an agile services contract can serve as a teachable moment, according to DHS procurement officials. 06/13/2017

  • Congress
    President Trump

    COVFEFE the typo becomes COVFEFE the bill

    Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) riffed on a recent Twitter meme with legislation that would expand the Presidential Records Act to explicitly include social media posts as documentary material. 06/12/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Two execs to leave GSA in wake of reorg

    Tom Sharpe and Kevin Youel Page are resigning in the aftermath of a reorganization that changes the face of the Federal Acquisition Service. 06/12/2017

  • Management
    Shutterstock image. Copyright: Lightspring

    Trump to create new council, office to fast-track infrastructure projects

    President Trump aims to speed the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects and make it more transparent for project managers and the public. 06/12/2017

  • Oversight
    magnifying numbers

    Grassley calls Trump administration's oversight claims 'nonsense'

    A leading Senate Republican is amplifying claims by House Democrats for access to Trump administration officials and materials for oversight purposes. A new lawsuit, meanwhile, also could shake loose relevant documents and details. 06/12/2017

  • Workforce
    Twitter logo

    White House official chided for violating Hatch Act

    White House Social Media Director Dan Scavino Jr. was chided by an federal watchdog for stumping against a sitting congressman, a violation of the Hatch Act. 06/09/2017

  • Management
    TTS Commissioner Rob Cook

    GSA reorg surprised rank and file

    The move to fold the Technology Transformation Service under the Federal Acquisition Service came as a surprise to the workers at 18F and TTS. 06/09/2017

  • Contracting
    fraud in digits

    Army colonel indicted in alleged $20M contracting fraud scheme

    An active duty Army colonel is facing 85 years in prison for his role in an alleged $20 million fraud and bribery scheme involving IT related contracts. 06/09/2017

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) / Photo: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

    Gowdy given oversight gavel

    The Republican Steering Committee has selected Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) to be the next chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. 06/08/2017

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