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Category management gets pushback on Capitol Hill

In a letter to GSA administrator Denise Turner Roth earlier last month, Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), the chairman and ranking member of the Small Business Committee, respectively, questioned the implementation of Category Management and the impact it would have on small businesses.

Border security agents: Build a 'virtual wall,' not an actual one

Donald Trump's proposed border wall has never been considered the most practical policy option, but according to a new Reuters report, even the border patrol agents on the ground have no desire for one.

New Mexico's Alamogordo ponders joint PSAP as feds push nationwide NextGen911 network

Officials in Alamogordo, N.M., are trying to work out funding and other details for consolidating a public safety answering point, or PSAP, to manage 911 calls for the city police and fire departments and the county sheriff's office, the Alamogordo Daily News reported.

Spotlight: New marketplace lets intelligence community test-drive cloud tech

The U.S. intelligence community has opened a classified marketplace for cloud applications, with a goal of letting IC analysts and developers test out thousands of commercial tools without their agencies needing to make large investments beforehand.

Tennessee firefighters say they need workarounds to avoid dropped signals with digital communication system

The mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., says her county's emergency management system shouldn't buy a new digital emergency radio system unless it can resolve signal issues that could put firefighters in danger, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported.

IDC, FedScoop team launch federal IT rankings award program

IDC Government Insights, a unit of market research firm IDC, is teaming up with FedScoop to launch a new industry award program that evaluates the revenues of information technology and service providers within the government services industry.

DHS commercializes tool that assesses cyber and physical risks

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate has licensed another cybersecurity technology for commercialization under its Transition to Practice program.

Halvorsen's new strategy for data center savings: Cut the people

Halvorsen explained that he believes having employees monitor and maintain servers is a poor use of labor. By installing automation tools at data centers, Halvorsen believes he can achieve savings beyond the $1.8 billion projected for DoD through fiscal 2018.

Spotlight: Diagnosing the taxman's IT woes

In short, the IRS faces challenges including insufficient funding, political pressure, technical constraints, lack of skilled tech professionals and the tax code itself.

White House formally proposes $3.1B IT Modernization Fund to Congress

Unimpeded by a recent budget markup that cut the Obama administration's proposed $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund, or ITMF, the White House officially filed legislation to establish the fund on Friday.