• Budget
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    Fate of MGT unclear as Senate revs up to pass NDAA

    The Senate will likely vote on the must-pass defense spending bill Monday, but the long-sought modernization fund could end up on the cutting room floor. 09/15/2017

  • Census
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    Census delays field IT contract award

    As key field tests for the 2020 enumeration approaches, the Census Bureau announced it was going to be later than expected with a key contract award on field IT. 09/14/2017

  • Management
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    Senators gear up for government reorg

    With agencies' draft reorganization plans due at the end of the month, senators want to focus on legislative solutions to the low-hanging fruit for improving agency efficiencies. 09/14/2017

  • People
    Bill Zielinski GSA/OMB

    OMB names Zielinski as IT category manager

    Onetime SSA CIO Bill Zielinski was just tapped to lead the governmentwide effort to pay less for IT. 09/14/2017

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    The next big thing in IT procurement

    Steve Kelman talks to the agencies that have embraced tech demos in their acquisition efforts -- and urges others in government to give it a try. 09/14/2017

  • People
    Federal CIO Tony Scott

    Tony Scott signs on with law and lobby firm

    The former federal CIO will work on cybersecurity and policy for one of the top lobbying firms in Washington, D.C. 09/11/2017

  • Budget
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    Civilian agencies guard their coffers as cuts loom

    On a recent earnings call, a CEO at a top federal contractor said that federal civilian customers are reacting to budget pressures by holding back spending, but said there is "continual demand" to upgrade IT. 09/08/2017

  • Management
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    How Congress can get better data and also increase privacy

    A bipartisan panel of government management experts is pushing for the creation of a federal data service for collecting and distributing information to aid evidence-based policymaking, with an emphasis on ensuring privacy. 09/07/2017

  • Intelligence
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) speaks at the Intelligence and National Security Summit on Sept. 7 2017. Photo credit Herman Farrer

    Yet another deadline: Congress faces 702 reauthorization

    Amid a busy fall schedule, Congress must find time to reauthorize a key spying program, says the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel. 09/07/2017

  • Congress
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    Storm aid could push debt, shutdown deadline to December

    The emergency appropriations package for hurricane Harvey could let lawmakers punt budget and debt deals to the end of 2017, with the next shutdown threat coming in mid-December. 09/06/2017

  • Procurement
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    IRS dishes on IT procurement strategy

    The deputy chief procurement officer at the IRS spoke about lessons learned during a pair of outreach events to the contracting community. 09/05/2017

  • People
    Emily Murphy/GSA administrator designate

    Pick to lead GSA is popular, but faces political challenges

    Emily Murphy, President Trump's pick to lead the General Services Administration, has earned respect from industry, but her selection comes at a tricky time for the agency and Washington alike. 09/05/2017

  • IT Modernization
    astonished man in data center

    Why tracking data centers is so hard

    The OMB numbers on data center consolidation highlights a recurring problem for the government: the lack of consistent, accurate information around data center ownership. 09/05/2017

  • Modernization

    White House floats vision for IT modernization

    A new IT modernization plan from the American Technology Council looks to leverage commercial cloud and industry best practices to improve government tech. 08/31/2017

  • Procurement

    How the Air Force is tweaking procurement

    A top military acquisition officer said the Air Force is changing its procurement process to meet the intent of Congress and adapt to 21st-century cybersecurity needs. 08/30/2017

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