• IT Modernization
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    Hurd, White House push for MGT funding

    The Senate zeroed out funding for the Modernizing Government Technology Act for FY 2019, and House supporters and the White House are hoping to get the money back on the table. 07/25/2018

  • Citizen Services
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    White House looks to GEAR up

    The Trump administration wants input on a new center that would bring together government and industry researchers and academics to help modernize processes and services. 07/25/2018

  • Congress
    military cloud

    Congress demands more openness from DOD on cloud

    The conference report for the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill looks to the Pentagon to open the books on its cloud acquisition strategy. 07/24/2018

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES

    Beyond 'new shiny toys': CDM grows up

    The government's ambitious cybersecurity program is entering a new phase, and IT leaders are looking forward to seeing a return on their investment. 07/23/2018

  • Acquisition
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Software group backs curbs on LPTA in defense bill

    BSA/The Software Alliance supports a move in Congress to limit use of "lowest price technically acceptable" standards in federal IT contracting. 07/20/2018

  • Management
    Data analytics

    State of evidence-based policymaking under Trump: 'Bad'

    Former officials say a bipartisan movement to support the use of statistical evidence in government policymaking isn't advancing under the Trump administration despite big-name legislative backing. 07/20/2018

  • Congress
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    House zeroes out $380M in voting security funding

    A House-passed appropriations bill eliminates $380 million in grants to states to support election security, despite efforts by some Democrats to maintain the funding. 07/19/2018

  • Congress
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    New CDM bill aims for flexibility, newer tech

    Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation designed to give the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility to implement and share a key cybersecurity program with partner agencies. 07/19/2018

  • Acquisition
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    Acquisition pros report optimism despite budget uncertainty

    A survey of federal acquisition specialists from the Professional Services Council found positive views of the workforce and communication efforts. 07/19/2018

  • Comment
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    Why Congress should embrace market research for DOD

    A provision in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act would bring significant benefits to DOD IT acquisition. 07/19/2018

  • Identity
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    A new role for government in ID proofing

    A new trade group, the Better Identity Coalition, wants government to assume a stronger role in validating online identity. 07/19/2018

  • Acquisition
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    DHS: Agencies need greater authority to protect tech supply chain

    Officials from the Department of Homeland Security told a congressional committee that they would support additional authorities to better emphasize security in technology supply chain management throughout the federal government. 07/12/2018

  • kanban board (astephan/Shutterstock.com)

    The rise of the microconsultants

    Steve Kelman reports that changes to the micropurchase threshold have opened the door to buying services by government credit card -- and predicts that the impact could be huge. 07/12/2018

  • Defense
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    DOD CIO hits pause on JEDI cloud acquisition

    Dana Deasy set cloud as his office's top priority. But when it comes to the JEDI request for proposal, he's directed staff to "pause" to compile a comprehensive review. 07/11/2018

  • Data
    Machine language of 1s and 0s

    Draft data strategy pushes transparency, quality, privacy

    The Trump administration's federal data strategy met its first milestone, the release of an initial set of draft principles. 07/10/2018

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