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  • Congress
    McCain at Heritage today.

    Senators drill down on 2018 defense spending

    Just a month after the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act became law, the Senate Armed Services Committee is starting the process of formulating the 2018 defense budget. 01/25/2017

  • Shutterstock image (by Mascha Tace): business contract competition, just out of reach.

    GSA names top acquisition, GWAC managers

    Senior procurement execs from FCC and Treasury will head GSA's acquisition center and governmentwide IT contracts, including its huge EIS telecom vehicle. 01/25/2017

  • Transition
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    More macroeconomics than management at Mulvaney hearings

    Two Senate panels grilled President Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, but the focus was on high-level spending issues rather than the nitty-gritty of governance. 01/24/2017

  • Shutterstock image: a single luminous box among similar grey, ordered boxes.

    EPA plans tilt to agile

    The Environmental Protection Agency wants to build agility into the acquisition process, move to procure IT services from vendors who specialize in agile and to try to move the culture of the whole agency toward agile methodologies. 01/24/2017

  • CIO Council
    Tony Scott  (Photo: VMware)

    State of federal IT report charts needs in cyber, workforce

    A weighty report from the CIO Council takes a sweeping view of the challenges facing the federal IT community. 01/23/2017

  • Workforce
    President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    Trump signs federal hiring freeze

    As promised during the campaign, President Trump has signed an executive order implementing a hiring freeze across most of the civilian federal workforce. 01/23/2017

  • Defense
    Wikimedia image: Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter holds a press conference with local media at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, on March 18, 2013.

    Secretary Carter says future is bright for DOD

    In his farewell remarks to Department of Defense personnel, Secretary Ash Carter said that the DOD is better and stronger than when he first set foot in the Pentagon 35 years ago. 01/18/2017

  • Comment
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    How to foster an innovation culture in government

    To close the innovation gap between the public and private sector, governments must become applied learning systems that constantly adapt to change. 01/18/2017

  • Contracting
    room of computers

    Acquisition gateway expands in 2016

    One of the General Services Administration's key category management efforts, the acquisition gateway, saw thousands visitors with IT contracts on their minds. 01/17/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Telecom VOIP Switch - Shutterstock

    Is a unified .gov network the way to go?

    The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity made 53 recommendations last year, but some experts are questioning the call to create a unified .gov network. 01/17/2017

  • Open Data
    Shutterstock image (by R.T. Wohlstadter): blue binary tunnel, fractal illustration.

    DATA Act deadline signals need for upgrades

    While most CFO Act agencies expect to hit the May deadline of the DATA Act, some agencies will need to change their accounting practices and upgrade their systems. 01/13/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image: breached lock.

    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official. 01/13/2017

  • Acquisition
    FCW magazine

    What to make of the Alliant 2 protest rulings

    With the pre-award protests all resolved in GSA's favor, is the $50 billion IT services contract now bulletproof? 01/13/2017

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock image (by bestfoto77): cloud network security lock.

    Microsoft cloud gets Pentagon's top security rating

    Microsoft's Azure and Office 365 cloud offerings have earned a provisional authority to operate certification at Level 5, the highest security level for unclassified information. 01/13/2017

  • Procurement

    FBOpen shuttered due to low usage

    The GSA site designed to acquaint entrepreneurs, innovators and small enterprises with opportunities in government contracting has been shuttered since the summer. 01/11/2017

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