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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

House bill would keep election systems ‘critical’

A new bill introduced in the House of Representatives would further solidify state election systems as U.S. critical infrastructure Continue reading

Lawmakers push DATA Act for financial industry

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has reintroduced a bill to modernize the financial reporting process for industry by mandating a standardized, machine-readable, open-data format Continue reading

VA chief swears off software development

“I’ve come to the conclusion that VA building its own software products and doing its own software dev inside is not a good way to pursue this,” Shulkin said. Continue reading

Post-OPM hack efforts to close cyber gaps paid off in 2016

If nothing else, the fiscal 2016 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report to Congress shows the focus over the last two years by the Obama administration is paying off. Continue reading

Senate votes to kill Obama contractor rule

The Senate voted Monday to kill an Obama administration rule aimed at curbing labor violations among government contractors. Continue reading

House committee lays out priorities for SBA

The House Small Business Committee this week approved its fiscal 2018 Views and Estimates, a guideline for the upcoming congressional session and budget process that focuses on improved services for the small business community. Continue reading