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  • Modernization

    IT upgrade bill moves to House floor

    As agencies ramp up their IT modernization efforts, increased acquisition training at the agency procurement level and support from the White House and Congress play a central role. 05/02/2017

  • Congress
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    House Judiciary to tackle email privacy, spy rules

    Email privacy, FISA Section 702, overseas data and encryption top the House Judiciary Committee’s innovation and competitiveness agenda for the 115th Congress. 05/02/2017

  • Biometrics
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    Border reps see promise in biometrics

    Biometric identification technologies offer a path to compromise over the Trump administration's politically thorny border wall project, said one House Democrat. 05/02/2017

  • Budget
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    Congress agrees on funding package

    After flirting with a partial shutdown, lawmakers agreed on a bipartisan $1 trillion spending bill to fund the federal government through September. 05/01/2017

  • Open Data
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    Senators seek to protect federal data

    Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) introduced a bill seeking to protect public access to open government data through legislation and prevent its removal without sufficient public notice. 04/28/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    Senate cyber panel makes public debut

    Lawmakers probe why the U.S. needs a strategy, authorities and systems to deter and defend against cyber-enabled information operations directed as the U.S. 04/28/2017

  • Congress
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    MGT is back

    Capitol Hill IT modernization champion Will Hurd reintroduced a bill to support the retirement of legacy technology and the shift to cloud and managed services. 04/28/2017

  • 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

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