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  • Modernization
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    Can small agencies piggyback on modernization plans?

    Non-CFO Act agencies are not included in the legislation that seeks to update legacy systems, which could create a two-tiered modernization effort. 11/02/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS faces a sea change

    Former Coast Guard Commandant Thad Allen said DHS must make structural changes so it can improve the way it develops and buys technology. 11/02/2016

  • Budget
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    Fed IT suffers under divided government

    Federal investment in new, more effective IT can wither when the political atmosphere in Washington is sharply divided, according to a new study. 11/01/2016

  • Oversight
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    CRS fact-checks Trump claim of ICE endorsement

    A Congressional Research Service legal sidebar explains why campaign trail claims that ICE endorsed Donald Trump for president are not accurate. 10/28/2016

  • Congress
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    What a Senate flip could mean for feds and IT

    If Democrats take control of the Senate, it will mean big changes at key committees and could prove to be a big deal for federal workforce and IT issues. 10/28/2016

  • Comment
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    The IT ambitions of USDA

    Fiscal 2017 IT budget plans detail how the Agriculture Department aims to be a powerhouse in network and financial services. 10/28/2016

  • Oversight
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    Strategic sourcing saves, but not enough

    Agencies are saving millions through federal strategic sourcing initiatives, but they're potentially leaving millions more on the table, according to an oversight report. 10/27/2016

  • Modernization

    OMB floats new rules of the road for IT modernization

    A draft policy sets out how agencies should prioritize IT modernization efforts. 10/27/2016

  • Congress
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    Elections could upend IT leadership on Capitol Hill

    As Democrats seek to expand their seats, a few notable lawmakers with IT and workforce policy chops could find themselves out of office when the 115th Congress convenes. 10/26/2016

  • Modernization
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    IT modernization isn't all about tech

    More efficient and cost-effective IT often comes down to customer involvement and comfort, according to some IT experts. 10/25/2016

  • Open Data
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    Data policy for a new administration

    Experts have some advice for the next administration on tackling open-data initiatives early in its term to improve government operations and service. 10/25/2016

  • Contracting
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    GSA streamlines acquisition for small vendors

    The GSA has introduced new capabilities and processes under its six-month-old Making It Easier program to attract new potential federal contractors. 10/24/2016

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    Analysis paralysis in government?

    Finding a balance between studying a problem to death and taking swift action can be tricky, but there are signs that federal managers are trying to address the challenge. 10/24/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Pentagon names firms to run bug bounty program

    The Defense Department developed a contract vehicle that will let DOD components launch crowdsourced bug bounty campaigns to identify and remedy vulnerabilities in digital defenses. 10/21/2016

  • Comment
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    There’s still hope for IT modernization funding

    There is more than one way to pay for modernization efforts at federal agencies. 10/21/2016

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