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TRANSCOM quietly takes another shot at cloud

The U.S. Transportation Command is discreetly revving up for another cloud bid, following an industry day with lead cloud service providers in August.

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Trump freezes federal pay for 2019

Consistent with his fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, President Donald Trump announced plans to freeze federal pay. But Congress will have the final say over whether feds get a pay raise.

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Trump's Twitter blocks raise constitutional questions

After a federal judge found that official government Twitter accounts may be violating free speech by blocking users, President Trump has unblocked some accounts.

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Key open gov deadline nears with no public action

Can stakeholders and activists take this White House at its word that it is sincerely interested in advancing open data and open government policy?

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OPM rescinds guidance after ruling on workforce orders

The federal government's HR agency withdrew portions of guidance issued in response to President Trump's three workforce executive orders after they were invalidated by a district court ruling.

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Education taps NITAAC for major loan platform buy

The Department of Education will use the National Institutes of Health's governmentwide acquisition contract in a major procurement to modernize financial aid services.

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OMB looks to bots to take on 'low-value' work

The White House is planning to use automated bots to handle repetitive tasks in financial management and contacting.

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Why modernizing human capital systems is so hard

Treasury, DOD and others are working to modernize talent management, but budgetary, cultural and political challenges complicate their progress.

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Focusing on the long tail of cybersecurity

DHS wants to use its new risk management center to buy down cybersecurity risks over the long term while leaving operational cyber incident response duties to the NCCIC.

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NPPD flies (and lowers) the flag

Proclamations directing agencies to fly flags at half-staff come from an unexpected corner of DHS.

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Court case puts PRISM back in the spotlight

An appeals court heard arguments Aug. 22 on a case that has broad implications for digital privacy and the constitutionality of government surveillance authorities.

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DISA approves newest Samsung phones for unclassified use

DOD employees can now use government-purchased Galaxy S9 smartphones with the Defense Information Systems Agency's DOD Mobility Unclassified Capability.

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