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President Barack Obama

Obama gives feds a pay hike

President Barack Obama authorized a 2.1 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees, a bump over the 1.6 percent increase submitted in August, to match Congress's approved pay increase for defense personnel.

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Federal IT veterans help Trump transition

Among the growing ranks of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team are a former e-Government administrator and a former GSA CIO.

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Will Trump make federal IT great again?

A business school professor who studies IT spending is hopeful about the prospects for a federal tech refresh under unified government.

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Gridlock on cyber laws likely to persist

As the nature and variety of cyber crime around the world continue to grow, the DOJ warns U.S. laws are lagging, and experts say Congress is unlikely to catch up anytime soon.

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What does a military boss mean for DHS?

Former DHS managers say John Kelly is a solid choice to lead the agency, but he faces some of the same old challenges -- and could encounter some steep learning curves.

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Civil service changes pass in NDAA, while Trump plans workforce moves

The annual defense bill passed Congress with a few provisions that impact the federal workforce. Advisors to President-elect Trump say more changes to federal employment could be on the horizon.

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5 best practices for agile procurement

As federal CIOs make the shift from managing infrastructure to managing applications, they also need to change their mindset about procurement.

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Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress.

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How will Trump tackle legacy IT?

In order to advance policy priorities, the next administration will have to navigate a government that is both reliant on and slowed by legacy IT. Exactly how remains an open question.

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Why the federal CISO can't sleep

Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy.

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Making a market for shared services

OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration.

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Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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