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  • Defense
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    What's the future of defense innovation under Trump?

    The president has called for rebuilding the U.S. military, but given budget constraints, innovation and modernization could take a backseat to readiness and force size. 04/06/2017

  • Congress
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    Shutdown clock still ticking

    There are five working days left before the current federal appropriation expires, and still a lot of wrangling lies ahead before Congress can pass new spending authority. 04/06/2017

  • Modernization
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    Doing less with less

    Tech modernization is a pressing need for agencies government-wide, but in times of budget cuts and uncertainty, plans to upgrade legacy IT tend to be among the first projects taken of the table. 04/05/2017

  • Spectrum
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    Congress looks to free up federal spectrum

    Lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to entice federal agencies away from spectrum holdings to free it up for commercial use. 04/05/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    Border wall won't span sea to sea

    DHS chief John Kelly paints a clearer picture of the developing border barrier project, which includes a mix of walls, technology and fencing. 04/05/2017

  • Policy
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    OMB: The IT management lights are on

    Federal IT doesn't stop for political transitions, said OMB officials who are concentrating on making sure efficiency and workforce policies from the last few years are working. 04/04/2017

  • Health IT
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    VA's most important 2017 decision

    A senior VA official told FCW that the decision, expected in July, to retain or move off of the homegrown Vista health record system is the most important move the agency will make this year. 04/03/2017

  • Comment
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    Why Trump should dump spreadsheets

    Many agencies still create multi-billion-dollar budgets in Excel spreadsheets, making it difficult to avoid the exact kind of waste the Office of Management and Budget wants to eliminate. 04/03/2017

  • 2017 President's Award Winner
    Lesley Field

    Lesley Field: 'Take whatever priorities come our way and make them work'

    The deputy administrator of the OFPP discusses the importance of continuity and career employees’ critical role. 03/31/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS cyber reorg bill coming

    A top DHS cybersecurity official and a leading lawmaker are pushing a plan to reorganize federal cyber protection. 03/28/2017

  • Management
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    Can Jared fix federal IT?

    Seasoned government managers are hopeful about an innovation effort backed by the president, but they see pitfalls and the possibility of duplication. 03/27/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Former cyber czar looks to change info sharing

    As the U.S. government continues to wrestle with policies and programs to share intelligence about cybersecurity threats with the private sector, a small non-profit is trying to change paradigms around information sharing. 03/27/2017

  • Comment
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    Why Trump’s budget bodes well for IT transformation

    Agencies have taken admirable, if cautious, steps to modernize their IT, but wholesale change is needed. Proposed budget cuts just might force that to happen. 03/24/2017

  • Procurement
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    Border wall: tech not included (yet)

    Details of technology systems that might back a future border wall aren't spelled out in prototype specs. 03/23/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    GSA looks to streamline cyber buying

    As part of a new strategy for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity capabilities, GSA is looking to replace the blanket purchase agreement with a better governmentwide IT contract. 03/23/2017

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