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IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech

Congress has tried for years to pass legislation to make the Pentagon a smarter buyer of technology. So when members of the House Armed Services Committee met recently with Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, what they heard gave them pause Source: IT experts, former leaders say DOD behind with advanced tech — … Continue reading

President signs $1 trillion spending bill, keeps government open

The President signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September. Continue reading

Congress finds family life at the root of military personnel issues

Congress is taking a serious interest in a landmark report on military personnel released earlier this year. Continue reading

Budget woes stretch beyond agency contracting office while Congress debates federal funding

Congress has been criticized for kicking the can down the road when it comes to federal spending Continue reading

Senators seek GAO probe of hiring-freeze effects

Two senators are urging Congress’s investigative arm to probe the adverse impacts of President’s hiring freeze. Continue reading

Lawmakers seek intel on surveillance of Americans

Lawmakers, on a bipartisan basis, are putting more pressure on the intelligence community to disclose just how many Americans are getting caught in the net. Continue reading

Experts say Congress, OMB must be involved to improve IT acquisition

When it comes to federal IT acquisition, the workforce is too small, the hurdles are numerous, and modernization is slow — yet there is something government knows how to do well. Continue reading

Contractors Resist Push to Post Contracts Online

But contractors and contracting specialists are pushing back. Continue reading

IT Subcommittee to Focus on Buying Better Tech Faster

In its first session of 2017, the House Oversight Subcommittee on Information Technology convened Tuesday to address an issue it has discussed frequently over the past few years: IT acquisition. Continue reading

Yearlong CR would be ‘punch to the belly’ and ’roundhouse to the head’ for military

A yearlong continuing resolution will have a huge impact on the Army and Air Force, halting civilian hiring and training for service members. Continue reading