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The Senate has never truly supported IT modernization and here’s what has to change

New chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government and the Homeland Security and Governmental…

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Executive order aims to breathe life into stagnant CIO authorities

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Industry tries to prune ‘Amazon’ amendment before NDAA is finalized

ITAPS and the Coalition for Government Procurement have offered suggestions to the Senate for testing out the use of online commercial marketplaces.

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Lawmakers want more answers from DoD on its plan to move security clearances from NBIB

The Defense Department has been exploring how it might transfer security clearances for DoD personnel from the National Background Investigations Bureau…

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Trey Hodgkins: NBIB security clearance backlog a national security concern

Social Security, the Veterans Affairs Department and the Office of Personnel Management have one thing in common: a big backlog of applications for what they provide. OPM’s National Background Investigative Bureau has a backlog of 700,000. Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president of the Information Technology Industry Council, says this is becoming a national security concern and Congress isn’t doing enough to cut it down.

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