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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • CIO Council
    Tony Scott  (Photo: VMware)

    State of federal IT report charts needs in cyber, workforce

    A weighty report from the CIO Council takes a sweeping view of the challenges facing the federal IT community. 01/23/2017

  • Homeland Security

    DHS watchdog warns agency on ELIS system

    DHS Inspector General urged the Citizenship and Immigration Services to keep the struggling Electronic Immigration System unplugged. 01/23/2017

  • Workforce
    President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    Trump signs federal hiring freeze

    As promised during the campaign, President Trump has signed an executive order implementing a hiring freeze across most of the civilian federal workforce. 01/23/2017

  • Comment
    Social network, census

    5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

    As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect. 01/20/2017

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image: secured files.

    DHS tackles backlog of unauthorized IT systems

    A report by the agency's inspector general says DHS has made progress in cybersecurity training, dual-factor authentication and certifying systems, but more 50 of its unclassified systems still lack authorities to operate. 01/20/2017

  • Workforce
    Rep. Gerald Connolly

    Connolly warns on workforce changes

    The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce. 01/20/2017

  • Transition
    President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    How will Trump lead on tech?

    The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues? 01/20/2017

  • Oversight
    GAO Seal

    GAO reports billions in savings linked to oversight efforts

    In its end of the year summary, the Government Accountability Office reported billions of dollars in federal savings and progress in addressing its management challenges. 01/19/2017

  • Transition
    Wilbur Ross testifies Senate confirmation Jan 18

    Trump's pick for Commerce talks tech

    Wilbur Ross, the Department of Commerce secretary-designate, discussed IT-intensive components of Commerce -- including cybersecurity, spectrum allocation, broadband accessibility and Census operations -- at his Senate confirmation hearing. 01/18/2017

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