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  • Open Data
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    Trump tech aide touts DATA Act as 'model' for innovation

    A few agencies will miss the May deadline to electronically submit their financial data, but robust support of spending data transparency from the White House, Congress and the private sector will keep the pressure on lagging agencies. 04/27/2017

  • Budget
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    Congress plans one-week punt on funding deadline

    Congress and the White House need more time to come to terms on a package to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. 04/27/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Congress pushes DOD on IT acquisition agility

    Despite years of reform efforts and legislation, the DOD is still struggling to become more agile with IT acquisition, and Congress is searching for answers why. 04/26/2017

  • Congress
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    Senate bill would end shutdown politics

    Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is looking to make shutdown showdowns on Capitol Hill a thing of the past. 04/26/2017

  • Congress
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    Bill would protect feds' pay in case of shutdown

    A bipartisan effort is underway on Capitol Hill to protect federal employees' pay if a government shutdown does happen. 04/25/2017

  • Budget
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    White House gives no guarantee on avoiding shutdown

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that he couldn't guarantee the government would be funded and open for business after April 28, but said that the administration was confident it would strike a deal with Congress. 04/24/2017

  • Defense
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    DOD funding hangs in the balance

    The Pentagon has made it clear to Congress that a continuing resolution would be devastating to ongoing operations and acquisition, but can Congress find a way to fully fund the 2017 DOD budget? 04/21/2017

  • Innovation
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    'Full speed' at DIUx, says chief

    The 2017 Defense authorization bill put temporary funding restrictions on DIUx, but the innovation organization says it is forging ahead and now has 25 contracts in place worth $48 million. 04/21/2017

  • Budget
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    Will funding standoff lead to a shutdown?

    As Congress returns from recess with one working week to fund the government, OMB has taken the precaution of posting shutdown guidance on its website. 04/21/2017

  • Intelligence
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    ODNI lobbies for FISA 702 reauthorization

    While trying to avoid a government shutdown will be the first order of business when Congress returns, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is upping pressure on lawmakers to focus on reauthorizing the foreign surveillance powers under FISA Section 702. 04/20/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Is IT exempt from Trump's 'Buy American' order?

    Given the global supply chain, determining the national provenance of a piece of technology is a tricky business. And in any case, Congress long ago carved out an exception for commercial IT products. 04/19/2017

  • Congress
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    Oversight chief won't seek new term

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will not seek re-election to Congress in 2018. 04/19/2017

  • Oversight
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    House panel nudges Trump over IGs

    The chairman and ranking member of a key oversight committee want the Trump administration to find candidates for 11 open inspector general posts. 04/17/2017

  • Oversight
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    IG: SSA system reboot success depends on backlog

    The Social Security Administration's reboot of a failed $300 million IT system for its disability program is being rolled out gradually, and it's getting good marks so far. 04/14/2017

  • Critical Read
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    IT insiders tell GAO what works

    As FITARA implementation progresses, a government watchdog convened a group of tech leaders to share lessons learned about acquisition. 04/14/2017

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