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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

White House prepping government reorg executive order

The White House is preparing a new executive order to require agencies to plan and suggest ways to reorganize the government. Continue reading

Trump tweets take IT contracting into uncertain territory

President Donald Trump’s tweets — especially some pointed challenges of big defense contracts just before he took office — have some federal contractors a bit skittish going into the new year, wondering what kind of contracting landscape is developing. Continue reading

Accelerated Small Business Subcontractor Payments Extended

The government’s policy encouraging prompt payment to small business subcontractors has been extended to December 31, 2017. Continue reading

OMB tries again to define a major cyber incident

It first defined a cyber incident in a 2007 memo, defining a category 1 event where a hacker gets access to systems, data or a breach of physical security controls. Continue reading

Tony Scott welcomes unsolicited IT proposals from industry

Tony Scott is fed up with the overly prescriptive federal IT procurement process. Continue reading

OMB director announces new digital privacy office

“If we don’t invest in privacy today, the issues will only be more challenging tomorrow,” he wrote. “The new office and career official will be dedicated to strengthening the government’s privacy practices and continuing to make privacy a more comprehensive, strategic and continuous function of government.” Continue reading

There’s still hope for IT modernization funding

Office of Management and Budget analysts anticipated the fund would support up to $15 billion in IT investments across government. Continue reading

A shared services détente?

Did Dave Mader, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, just open the door to private sector firms providing financial management shared services to agencies? Continue reading

Agencies tout better improper payment reporting, but Congress still waiting on results

But many members of Congress say that reporting — let alone any progress on moving the payment total down — isn’t good enough. Continue reading