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Tony Scott: $3.1B Federal IT Fund Proposal Can Help Clarify Legacy System Statuses

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Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has said the proposed $3.1 billion in funds to update the government’s legacy information technology systems will change the appropriations process for federal IT, FCW reported Monday. Scott told an Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology forum in Arlington, Virginia that the current process to fund federal IT does …

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House, Senate Appropriators Include EHR Spending Restriction in $4.2B Veterans Affairs IT Package


Both appropriations panels of the House and Senate have approved $4.2 billion in funds for the Department of Veterans Affairs but places some restrictions on spending for the VA’s electronic health record modernization effort, FCW reported Wednesday. Aisha Chowdhry writes the VA is restricted from using 75 percent of VistA EHR update funds until …

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Vormetric Study: Agencies Lack Talent, Budget to Strengthen Data Security


Forty-four percent of federal information technology leaders surveyed by Vormetric said talent shortage prevents their agencies from adopting modern data protection tools and 43 percent cited budgetary issues as a data security barrier. Vormetric said Thursday it collaborated with 451 Research to poll more than 100 senior security executives in the federal government …

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Report: House Panel Advances $82B Military Construction, Veterans’ Benefits Bill


The House Appropriations Committee took up a bill that allocates $81.6 billion to finance military facility construction projects and veterans’ benefits programs for fiscal 2017, Defense News reported Thursday. Joe Gould writes that spending plan is about $1.8 billion more than the amount Congress authorized for the current fiscal year. The House adjourned for …

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