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Federal court upends Trump's workforce orders

A federal district court ruled that key provisions in three executive orders were invalid because of conflict with existing law.

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HUD names new CIO

In a week filled with high-level IT comings and goings, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has picked a new top tech official.

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The IRS can do more with its fraud detection system

A GAO audit found that the tax agency's Return Review Program has made strides in recent years that can be applied to number of other enforcement activities.

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CBP's airport facial recognition system nabs first imposter

A new biometric ID entry system that just finished testing has winnowed out its first alleged imposter at Dulles International Airport.

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DOD updates JEDI cloud solicitation

The Defense Department submitted several changed documents to its mega cloud program proposal, including changes to requirements in security, points of presence, pricing and small business information.

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GSA elevates Mr. FedRAMP

The program management office within the General Services Administration handling cloud security is undergoing a leadership shuffle.

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Are hiring authorities helping agencies?

The Office of Personnel Management found that HR officials say special hiring authorities are used differently across agencies, and some may be unknown to hiring managers.

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Trump's pick to advise on science and tech faces the Senate

The president's pick to advise on science and tech named research, education and workforce development and public-private partnerships as top priorities.

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As foreign meddling mounts, DHS projects confidence in election system resilience

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen said that by election day, 90 percent of registered voters will cast their ballot in areas with hardened election defenses.

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GSA mulls recompete of contract

The General Services Administration granted IBM a six-month $16 million extension on its contract to operate and modernize the system as the agency considers whether to put the business up for bidding.

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GSA adds drone countermeasures to security schedule

The General Services Administration has added anti-drone technology to its product menu for federal, state and local law enforcement, first responders and agencies, but aviation and legal experts urge discretion.

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Olson to head Technology Transformation Service

Kelly Olson will step in as acting TTS director and FAS deputy commissioner on Aug. 27.

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