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  • 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

  • Management
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    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans. 04/12/2017

  • Workforce
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    OPM looking to rebuild trust

    OPM's National Background Investigations Bureau says it is now effectively securing its legacy IT systems and that people can trust the agency to keep their security clearance data safe. 04/11/2017

  • Oversight
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    Senators seek GAO probe of hiring-freeze effects

    Two senators are urging Congress's investigative arm to probe any adverse effects of President Trump's hiring freeze. 04/07/2017

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