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Next battle starts for feds

Story: The fight for the 2012 budget started with a Republican plan that includes a three-year freeze on federal salaries and a 10 percent workforce reduction through attrition.

What's next: The federal workforce won't be off the chopping block anytime soon as lawmakers try to cut spending.

Shutdown threat abates, for now

Story: At the last minute, a budget deal for fiscal 2011 ended the prospect of a government shutdown. But more hazards lie ahead.

What's next: Debates over the federal debt ceiling and the fiscal 2012 budget could easily bring shutdown talk back to the fore.

Agencies score with mobile apps

Story: Agencies are embracing mobile apps and providing information, such as items allowed on airplanes, and emergency alerts.

What's next: There are 31 federal agency mobile apps available and more coming. The public wins on this one.

Feds don't care for punching-bag status

Story: FCW readers sound off on being in the cross-hairs of seemingly every budget-cutting proposal in Congress.

What's next: The perception of federal employment as a risky proposition is already affecting recruiting and retention. Reducing the workforce by 10 percent might not take that long.

About the Author

Technology journalist Michael Hardy is a former FCW editor.

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  • Cybersecurity

    DHS floats 'collective defense' model for cybersecurity

    Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen wants her department to have a more direct role in defending the private sector and critical infrastructure entities from cyberthreats.

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind.

  • Census
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    2020 Census to include citizenship question

    The Department of Commerce is breaking with recent practice and restoring a question about respondent citizenship last used in 1950, despite being urged not to by former Census directors and outside experts.

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