Rich Beutel

AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaFILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber roles in his administration.  Chris Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, is being nominated as the government's first national cyber director. Jen Easterly, a former deputy for counterterrorism at the NSA, has been tapped to run the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

DHS’s Correa to retire after 40 years in government

Federal acquisition experts say the Department of Homeland Security’s chief procurement officer Soraya Correa’s decision to retire is a big loss for…

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OMB tells agencies how they can win some of the $1B in the Technology Modernization Fund

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Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteRob Portman

More lawmakers getting on IT modernization bandwagon as House prepares 10th FITARA scorecard

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In 2020, VA CIO finally received oversight over all IT spending despite 2015 law requiring it

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The case for innovation: Let’s broaden Other Transaction Authority

Richard Beutel, founder of Cyrrus Analytics and an acquisition policy expert, makes the case for why OTAs are an important supplement to the current procurement…

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Jerry Moran

Modernizing Government Technology Act to get second path to passage in Senate NDAA

Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have filed an amendment to the NDAA bill that is the MGT Act.

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Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas)

Convincing Senate appropriators may be the last major hurdle for IT modernization bill

Senate appropriators continue to be concerned about the Modernizing Government Technology Act, particularly letting each agency have a working capital fund.

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