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  • Congress
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    Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

    With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress. 12/08/2016

  • Congress
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    Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated. 12/07/2016

  • Congess
    Will Hurd

    Agencies still aren't acing FITARA

    Twelve of the 24 CFO Act agencies governed by FITARA improved their grades on the latest scorecard. 12/06/2016

  • Intelligence
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    Congressman pushes Obama on cyber deterrence policy

    The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee says one of the remaining imperatives for the President Obama is to develop a cyber deterrence strategy and pass it forward to the Trump Administration along with a host of other cyber challenges. 12/06/2016

  • Congress
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    $9 billion price tag likely dooms MGT Act

    The Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementation of the Modernizing Government Technology Act will cost $9 billion over five years. 12/05/2016

  • 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

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