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  • Innovation
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    Tech leaders urge Senate to codify PIF program

    A group of entrepreneurs, coders and former officials are urging the Senate to pass legislation that would make the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government. 12/02/2016

  • Congress
    Phil Roe

    House VA committtee gets new boss

    Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) will replace outgoing Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. 12/02/2016

  • Contracting
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    Senate passes bill to close GAO oversight loophole

    A measure that would reinstate and make permanent the Government Accountability Office's authority to arbitrate contractor protests over civilian agency awards will advance to the desk of the president. 12/01/2016

  • Defense
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    NDAA elevates Cyber Command

    The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act calls for U.S. Cyber Command to be made a full combatant command, but the NSA/Cyber Command dual-hat leadership will remain, for now. 11/30/2016

  • Congress
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

    McCaul wants to tighten oversight of DHS

    Entering his final term as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul hopes to sharpen his panel's legislative control over DHS. 11/30/2016

  • Contracting
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    Is GSA doing enough about contractor tax-delinquents?

    A House committee wants the General Services Administration to ensure that its primary contractor database contains accurate information on companies that are delinquent on their taxes. 11/28/2016

  • Congress
    Will Hurd

    Hurd: Still time for IT upgrade bill

    An advocate for IT modernization is returning to the House for the next session, but still hopes to deliver on a key goal in the lame duck. 11/18/2016

  • Transition
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    U.S. CIO Tony Scott open to sticking around

    Tony Scott said he has not ruled out the possibility of working with the Trump administration, if offered the chance. 11/18/2016

  • Census
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    Watchdogs concerned as census dress rehearsal approaches

    With eight months remaining before the Census Bureau begins its final end-to-end testing, watchdogs are concerned about large-scale changes in methodology, untested IT systems and the decision to cancel several earlier tests. 11/16/2016

  • Contracting
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    End of administration rush, then quiet in federal IT contracting

    A leading trade group forecasts a spike in federal IT contracting activity followed by a lull as the Obama administration transitions to the Trump presidency. 11/16/2016

  • Oversight
    Uncertainty 2017

    CIOs uncertain about the Trump administration

    Agency-level CIOs tell legislators that real progress is being made, but uncertainty looms regarding Trump administration IT priorities -- and in some cases, about their own futures. 11/16/2016

  • Contracting
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    Connolly: Choppy waters ahead for civilian agency IT

    FedRAMP, 18F and the federal workforce as a whole face uncertain futures in the next administration, according to Rep. Gerry Connolly. 11/16/2016

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    Musical chairs for Senate Dems

    Still in the minority but with strengthened numbers, Senate Democrats announced shifts in committee assignments 11/16/2016

  • Cybersecurity

    Warner: No red or blue cybersecurity teams

    One of the Senate's most tech-savvy members sees some common ground on cybersecurity in the post-election environment. 11/15/2016

  • Appropriations
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    Congress appears headed toward short-term funding

    The Trump election victory changes the calculation on duration of the next government funding package. 11/15/2016

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