Reporter's Notebook


Political vs. career: Role of CIO remains unsettled

The number of agency chief information officers who are political appointees will drop by one when HUD moves its technology leader back to a career position.

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COMET recompete, Polaris protests keep acquisition exciting in early fiscal 2024

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The reason why the Air Force pulled the plug on a huge cyber contract may surprise you

Cyber companies were left holding the bag of bid and proposals costs to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars when the Air Force abruptly cancelled…

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House tech leadership biggest surprise of summer changes

Alan Thompson, the CIO, and Justin Black, the CTO, of the House of Representatives were among the federal IT executives leaving their positions over the…

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For 21st Century IDEA Act, EIS, it’s just a matter of time

After almost five years, the Office of Management and Budget is close to issuing new guidance for how agencies should implement the 21st Century IDEA Act, while the transition to EIS will take longer for eight agencies.

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