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  • IT Modernization

    Is it time to rethink the TIC?

    Current restrictions on internet gateways complicate agencies' move to the cloud, so the Office of Management and Budget is exploring new security architectures. 06/07/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Trial by Twitter for acquisition pros

    How federal acquisition will work under the Trump administration still an emerging and complicated issue. 06/06/2017

  • Transportation
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    Trump pushes plan to privatize air traffic control

    The White House is backing long-held plans to privatize air traffic control operations to jumpstart progress on a massive technology upgrade. 06/05/2017

  • Social Media
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    New visa vetting to include social media handles

    The State Department is starting to collect social media information from certain visa applicants deemed risky. 06/02/2017

  • Budget
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    DISA says funding cut won’t slow new background check system

    DISA is in the process of developing a new IT platform for federal background investigations, and despite a one-third cut in proposed funding for 2018, the agency says it has the needed budget. 06/02/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Senators want a (bug) bounty on DHS

    Senators have introduced legislation to establish a Department of Homeland Security bug bounty program modeled on the Hack the Pentagon that would unleash white-hat hackers on agency systems. 05/30/2017

  • Congress
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    Moran pushes MGT in the Senate

    The MGT Act's Republican sponsor discusses the bill's prospects for passage. 05/26/2017

  • Comment
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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

  • Census
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    Commerce chief indicates flexibility on 2020 census funding

    Despite Trump's request for a $1.4 billion cut to the Department of Commerce, secretary Wilbur Ross indicated room for some budgetary flexibility to pull off the 2020 census. 05/25/2017

  • Congress
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    MGT's Senate sponsors push committee to act

    The appropriators supporting an IT modernization bill are urging a key authorizing committee to vote up the bill and send it to the Senate floor. 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

  • Congress
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    Hurd encouraged by IT funding in Trump budget

    The architect of the Managing Government Technology Act is happy with the administration's request for a central IT modernization fund, but he thinks the real action will take place at the agency level. 05/24/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    McCaul optimistic on DHS cyber reorganization

    The House Homeland Security Committee chairman is preparing to reintroduce legislation to reorganize the Department of Homeland Security’s cyber directorate, and he believes forces are aligning to get it passed. 05/24/2017

  • Biometrics
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    CBP reports advances in biometrics

    After years of searching and tech trials, Customs and Border Protection said it has found a way to make a biometric entry/exit system work with airlines and airports. 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

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