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Which Agencies Aced FITARA?

As announced, lawmakers released the ninth edition of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard, which showed significant improvement on government IT modernization. Since the last scorecard in June, nine agencies improve their overall grades, with two — the Department of Education (ED) and General …… » Read more


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DoD’s Night Court Savings: $5B and Counting

The Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) fourth-estate program and budget review has already yielded $5 billion in savings, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper. Esper began the “night court” initiative in August as a way to support priorities in the National Defense Strategy (NDS). “Within the department we …… » Read more

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If You’re Not Working, You Shouldn’t Get Paid

A subcontractor employee has been indicted on charges for falsely claiming hours worked on a government contract.  Melissa Heyer worked for a subcontractor performing national security duties for the Department of Defense (DoD) at the National Security Agency (NSA), but on at least five occasions she allegedly falsely represented to her …… » Read more

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New Shared Services Strategy Is a Keeper

Agencies have been working to pool their buying power with shared services for some 30 years, but the latest effort has sticking power, according to a Nextgov interview with Beth Angerman, outgoing head of the Office of Shared Solutions and Performance Improvement (SSPI). Unlike prior efforts, the new shared services framework unveiled by the …… » Read more

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