• Acquisition
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    Tech trade groups urge DOD to rethink cloud strategy

    The Department of Defense reaped more than 1,000 comments on cloud procurement, including suggestions for technology trade groups to reshape its approach on a planned single-vendor cloud deal. 03/26/2018

  • Acquisition
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    USAF head praises OTAs, but warns on micromanagement

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told a Capitol Hill panel that she was pleased with new acquisition authorities, but said micromanagement is still slowing the pace of procurement. 03/23/2018

  • Contracting
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    EIS contractors want more time for transition

    EIS contractors are chafing under what they see as a slow transition from GSA's old telecommunications contract to its next-generation vehicle. 03/23/2018

  • Budget
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    Trump signs spending bill

    After threatening a veto with a morning tweet, the president announced he signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2018. 03/23/2018

  • Congress
    U.S. Capitol (Photo by M DOGAN / Shutterstock)

    Funding bill clears Congress, heads for president's desk

    The $1.3 trillion spending package passed the House of Representatives on March 22 and the Senate in the early hours of March 23. President Trump is expected to sign the bill, securing government funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018. 03/23/2018

  • Budget
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    Omnibus boosts Census funding

    The 2018 funding bill gives the bureau a long-sought funding increase as it enters a make-or-break testing period. 03/22/2018

  • Congress

    Lawmakers eye CDM legislation

    Legislation may be coming with the aim of putting the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program back on track. 03/22/2018

  • 2018 Government Eagle Award Winner
    Rep. Will Hurd (Photo: Robert Severi for FCW)

    Rep. Will Hurd: Making modernization possible

    A much-need source of IT expertise on Capitol Hill, the 2018 Government Eagle Award winner was instrumental to making MGT a legislative reality. 03/22/2018

  • Budget
    U.S. Capitol (Photo by Orhan Cam / Shutterstock)

    House releases must-pass spending bill two days ahead of shutdown

    Six months into fiscal year 2018, with about 48 hours left on the current continuing resolution, Congress appears poised to pass an appropriations package. 03/21/2018

  • People
    Chris Liddell, shown here at a 2014 event on presidential transitions

    OAI's Liddell promoted at White House

    Chris Liddell, a top White House tech aide, has been tapped as chief of staff John Kelly's deputy for policy coordination. 03/19/2018

  • Congress

    House cyber leaders push CDM funding

    Three lawmakers with cyber policy expertise are urging appropriators to fully fund the administration's request for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program. 03/16/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    Why is no one raising a hand to regulate the internet of things?

    The U.S. is developing a pair of reports dealing with cybersecurity standards for internet-of-things devices and combatting botnets, but recommendations will be non-binding and officials said not to expect a significant federal regulatory push. 03/16/2018

  • Procurement
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    GSA, OMB want Congress to help smooth the path to online buying

    Legislation to lift the micropurchase ceiling and implement agile competition rules is needed for a new online buying plan, officials say. 03/16/2018

  • Congress
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    Congress running out of time to pass funding bill

    With just over a week until the next shutdown deadline arrives, Congress again stares down whether to pass an omnibus bill, another stopgap funding measure or to shut down the government. 03/15/2018

  • Procurement
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    Why acquisition reform is about more than OTAs

    The Air Force materiel commander says organizational culture matters more than novel procurement authorities when it comes to reforming cumbersome processes. 03/15/2018

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