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  • Management

    IT, cyber figure in State Dept. 'redesign'

    As the Trump administration looks to dramatically reshape the State Department's scope and size, an IT refresh and increased role in cyber policy are on the table. 09/26/2017

  • Shared Services
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    Congress questions cancelled shared service effort

    A House panel wonders if DHS' third try at financial shared services yielded anything worthwhile. 09/26/2017

  • Contracting
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    GSA looks to help startups navigate big contracts

    The General Services Administration offers vendors a roadmap to getting on Multiple Award Schedules. 09/26/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Making WannaCry response a model for the future

    A top DHS cyber official said that information sharing worked during the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, but will such cooperation work in the future? 09/26/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Crunch time for acquisition portal in defense bill

    Reconciliation of the massive defense bill could put new off-the-shelf acquisition sources into the federal acquisition mix, but experts worry about the details. 09/21/2017

  • Comment
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    How MGT changes the game for federal CIOs

    Under the funding plan in the Modernizing Government Technology Act, federal IT leaders will be able to make strategic technology investments with the same level of agility as their private-sector counterparts. 09/20/2017

  • Cloud
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    DOD looks to get aggressive about cloud adoption

    Defense leaders and Congress are looking to encourage more aggressive cloud policies and prod reluctant agencies to embrace experimentation and risk-taking. 09/20/2017

  • Contracting
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    Round 1 of EIS task orders expected in October

    The General Services Administration put together a planning tool for EIS buyers with the first task orders expected soon. 09/20/2017

  • Innovation
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    Trump tech office looks to improve customer experience

    A senior White House tech adviser said that administration's priorities include improving citizen-facing services, shared services and pushing open government legislation. 09/19/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS offers new details on Kaspersky ban

    The Department of Homeland Security published the full text of its Kaspersky ban in the Federal Register just as the Senate voted to ban the company from federal networks as an amendment to the defense bill. 09/19/2017

  • Oversight
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    IRS relies on obsolete hardware, IG finds

    An inspector general audit found the IRS is losing ground when it comes to replacing outdated IT hardware, with budget constraints topping the list of reasons. 09/19/2017

  • Modernization
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    White House's IT policy deadline looms

    Administration will collect comments on a draft plan to rethink federal IT through Sept. 20, leading to a final report and a year-long flurry of activity to consolidate networks and develop new cloud policy. 09/18/2017

  • Budget
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    Fate of MGT unclear as Senate revs up to pass NDAA

    The Senate will likely vote on the must-pass defense spending bill Monday, but the long-sought modernization fund could end up on the cutting room floor. 09/15/2017

  • Census
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    Census delays field IT contract award

    As key field tests for the 2020 enumeration approaches, the Census Bureau announced it was going to be later than expected with a key contract award on field IT. 09/14/2017

  • Management
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    Senators gear up for government reorg

    With agencies' draft reorganization plans due at the end of the month, senators want to focus on legislative solutions to the low-hanging fruit for improving agency efficiencies. 09/14/2017

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