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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.

House panel approves opposition force training for cyber war games

An addition to the House defense authorization bill would create a dedicated, mandatory training program for cybersecurity troops that play the "red team" – generally Iran, China, North Korea and Russia – in cyber war games.

Budget problems are at heart of DISA's reorganization, official says

The Defense Information Systems Agency's soon-to-be-complete reorganization comes in response to budgetary challenges.

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.

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.

TIGTA: IRS cut conference spending by $150M over 4 years

The IRS updated its policies and procedures and designed controls to rein in its conference and event spending following a critical May 2013 report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. However, the agency still has more work to do, TIGTA said in a follow-up report.

House Budget Committee cuts administration's $3.1B IT modernization fund

The House Budget Committee in its markup of the 2017 federal budget rejected an amendment for a $3.1 billion revolving IT modernization fund to be housed at the General Services Administration.

Private sector buy-in critical to cybersecurity commission success

The success of the President's Commission for Enhancing National Cybersecurity depends heavily on buy-in and advocacy from the private sector, agency officials explained at a New America cybersecurity conference in Washington, D.C., last Wednesday.

GAO: Ineffective coordination inhibits DoD assessment of satellite alternatives

A Department of Defense-conducted Analysis of Alternatives, or AOA, came up short due to self-imposed limitations in the analysis and a failure to properly coordinate with stakeholder agencies, a GAO report found last week.