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OPM plans new case management system to speed retirement processing

"There is overwhelming enthusiasm to become more modern within the entire organization," OPM Associate Director Kenneth Zawodny told lawmakers.

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HUD IT, an Army airport for drones and Reid pins losses on HealthCare.gov

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The most-improved places to work (and those falling fast)

A look at the agency components where employee satisfaction shifted the farthest.

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Dealing with the doldrums at DHS S&T

The Science and Technology Directorate came in dead last in employee satisfaction for the second time, and Undersecretary Reginald Brothers said he wants to confront the problem head on.

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Defining cyber roles at DOD

Recent directive brings needed clarification and "a big movement forward" on business operation, acting CIO Halvorsen says.

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Simple advice for tackling the complexities of cloud

Experts from agencies and the private sector talk customers, capabilities and the unexpected crosscurrents of cloud technology.

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Federal employees' job satisfaction dips again

The latest Best Places to Work survey reflects feds' continued frustration with leadership. The silver lining? At least the rate of decline is slowing.

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Obama: No perks but thanks and new initiatives for SES

"Too often we get stovepiped at a time when we need...to be working together," the president told senior feds.

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Challenges and prizes: Procurement vehicle of the future?

How NASA and other agencies are using contests to bring better ideas into acquisition.

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Counting down to Dec. 11, DHS' Einstein award and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IARPA awards contracts for supercomputer development

"Cryogenic" systems could bring currently unthinkable computing power into the realm of possibility.

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DOD IG: Pentagon falling short on cloud strategy

A new inspector general's report says the Defense Department has not adequately trained acquisition and contract specialists who buy cloud services.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.