Policy and Funding


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Agencies still struggle with workforce stewardship

New survey finds that leaders fail to wisely manage limited resources.

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5 books you should have read by now

There’s room on your nightstand for more than FCW and digital government white papers. Here are five suggestions for some much-needed perspective.

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Senators challenge administration on layoff advice

The Obama administration's pledge to pay the legal fees of contractors who run into trouble for sequestration-related layoffs might not be legal.

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Is DHS ready to take the lead on cybersecurity?

As cybersecurity legislation languishes in Congress and the president mulls an executive order, critical infrastructure remains under-secured and disputes over leadership linger, according to a panel of experts.

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Cyber executive order close, Napolitano says

DHS head defends the need for executive action on cybersecurity, but says it won't include some things that 'only legislation can do.'

Why branding matters -- even in government

More focus on building and enhancing the employer brand could help agencies find and keep talent.

Obama signs continuing resolution

Agencies now have money designated through March 27.

The long-awaited 'retirement tsunami' has begun

A growing wave of retiring feds is leaving a knowledge gap, and experts fear the next tier of employees may not be ready to step up.

Cyber era brings new kinds of supply-chain threats

The military is facing the risk of digital sabotage in counterfeit electronics components infiltrating defense systems.

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Is cybersecurity legislation still alive?

Although Congress couldn't agree on cybersecurity legislation earlier this year, at least one member insists it's still possible.

Government said to be making larger strides in cybersecurity

Cybersecurity efforts are starting to pay off and agencies are working together better, says NSC's cybersecurity coordinator.

Agile development faces entrenched resistance

Policies and guidance help move agile development along, but agencies are struggling with challenges rooted in cultural issues.