Reporter's Notebook

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Is Energy’s decision not to name a political appointee to oversee cyber a mistake?

Former officials call the Energy Department’s decision not to name a political appointee to lead its Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency…

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In a reversal of roles, Congress tells the TMF to ‘show me the money’

Despite a $500 million request from the White House and the House initially appropriating $50 million for fiscal 2022, lawmakers decided not to add any…

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Congress taps brakes on DoD project to reform IT funding

The House-Senate appropriations agreement leaves out a DoD request to significantly expand a pilot program to test “colorless” appropriations for software…

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Contractors need agencies to help them ‘whip inflation now!’

The inflation rate is at its highest since the 1990s and contractors are losing money and some may be thinking about leaving the federal industrial base altogether.

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