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Survey: Federal CIOs, CISOs Highlight IT Workforce Issues as Top Concerns

A new survey from Grant Thornton and TechAmericasays many federal chief information and security officers consider information technology workforce concerns as among their top challenges, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Brittany Ballenstedt writes 52 percent of CIOs, CISOs, information resource management officers and congressional oversight committees identified recruitment and retention of IT …

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TechAmerica Pegs FY 2019 Federal IT Budget at $70B

The TechAmerica Foundation forecasts federal agencies will spend $70 billion per year on known and unclassified information technology by fiscal year 2019, FierceGovernment IT reported Tuesday. David Perera writes the findings are measured in constant dollars, with civilian IT spending projected to reach $38.3 billion for fiscal 2014 and $39 billion in constant dollars …

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Congress to Weigh Defense Authorization Bill with CIO Focus

A defense authorization bill is expected to be a priority in Congress this fall as both the House of Representatives and Senate seek to define the roles of federal chief information officers, FCW reported Friday. Adam Mazmanian writes Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act co-sponsor Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) said the …

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TechAmerica Evaluates Contractor Clearance Process, Interagency Transfers

A recent TechAmerica survey of contractors claims the federal government is spending millions of public funds on redundant clearance systems, Federal Computer Week reports. According to Matthew Weigelt’s report, 74 percent of respondents have at least 101 employees with clearances. One-fourth of contractors said they spent between $1 million and …

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Senate Bill Does Not Deem Analysts Lobbyists

Analysts would no longer be required to register as lobbyists under a Senate bill passed unanimously Thursday. The Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act is intended to combat insider trading of government officials based on political intelligence. The House had passed an earlier version of the STOCK Act that would …

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TechAmerica Selects Osborne as President, CEO

TechAmerica has appointed Shawn Osborne president and CEO, the trade association announced Tuesday. Osborne succeeds Phil Bond, who held both positions for more than five years. The Washington-based trade association has more than 1,000 member companies and maintains advocacy programs in all 50 states. Osborne is a 20-year private sector …

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