• Budget
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    Trump's 2018 budget plan hacks civilian spending for defense, homeland

    As promised, a budget blueprint from the Trump administration prioritizes military and homeland security spending, and pays for increases with dramatic cuts to civilian agencies. 03/16/2017

  • Comment
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    Top 10 tech trends for feds to watch

    As Trump's budget proposal points to policy priorities, these tech issues are sure to shape government's operational agenda. 03/16/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Trump’s cyber job #1: protecting federal networks and data

    Protecting federal networks and data, followed by protecting critical infrastructure, are the Trump administration's cyber priorities, the homeland security advisor says. 03/15/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    FirstNet expects court decision soon

    FirstNet's top lawyer said the bid protest holding up the $6.5 billion contract award could be resolved "in the next several days." 03/14/2017

  • Management
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    Trump's plan to reorganize the federal government

    President Trump signed an executive order promising "a comprehensive plan for reorganizing the federal government." 03/13/2017

  • Congress
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    What happens to Healthcare.gov?

    Under the new GOP health care proposal, future online health care marketplaces could be state-based, private or non-existent. 03/13/2017

  • Contracting
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    How budget sequestration affected contracting

    Defense agency contract obligations for IT and telecom services dipped over the last five years under the Budget Control Act, even as civilian side obligations held steady. 03/10/2017

  • Oversight
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    IGs: budget cuts could put cybersecurity at risk

    Inspectors general fear that budget cuts could force agencies to choose between spending on program operations and cybersecurity. 03/09/2017

  • Comment
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    5 technology priorities for President Trump

    The Obama administration improved government technology, but the Trump team must push it further forward. 03/07/2017

  • Shared Services
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    Shared service gets some blame for HUD's financial woes

    The department's struggles with shared services contributed to restatement of financial data, according to HUD's inspector general. 03/07/2017

  • Contracting
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    Senate votes to repeal 'blacklisting' rule

    In a close vote, the Senate passed a resolution to eliminate the so-called blacklisting rule for federal contractors. 03/07/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Cyber executive order nearing completion

    The Trump administration is soliciting feedback from industry leaders on the long-awaited cyber executive order that could be finalized within a week. 03/06/2017

  • Congress
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    2017 defense bill advances

    The House Appropriations Committee has introduced the final $578 billion defense spending bill for the remainder of FY2017. It's an $11 billion increase over 2016, but far short of what defense hawks say is needed going forward. 03/03/2017

  • Defense
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    DOD vague on AT&L split

    The Department of Defense met its to update Congress on progress towards splitting the office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, but provided few details on what the split will look like. 03/03/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    McCain continues push for cyber policy

    Arizona senator says the U.S. still lacks a clear policy for deterring and defending against cyberattacks and vows to pressure the Trump administration to develop a comprehensive cyber strategy. 03/02/2017

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