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DHS, ICE get new top managers

The White House has tapped a long-time DHS management/acquisition executive as second in command at the agency, as well as a veteran enforcer at ICE.

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Connolly looks to give feds a pay raise

For the fourth year running, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) has introduced legislation aimed at restoring "years of lost wage increases" for federal employees.

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House Oversight to tackle IT and workforce, but probably not Trump's potential conflicts

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a work plan for the 115th Congress that includes key reauthorizations and IT oversight, but Democrats on the panel wanted to hear more about President Trump's finances.

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Chaffetz bill targets feds who owe back taxes

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is looking at changes to workforce and procurement policies, including a bid to crack down on federal employees who have "seriously delinquent" tax debt.

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IG reports hiccups in GSA's cloud adoption

IG audits just released show as managed services pioneer GSA had to absorb some early lessons about cloud security.

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How agencies can take a page out of industry's open playbooks

To truly innovate, government must holistically consider a combination of people, processes and technology.

Cyber probes gain traction on the Hill

Cyber is front and center as the 115th Congress completes its first month, with multiple investigations into Russia’s election-related hacking and now a resolution to create a Senate Select Committee on Cybersecurity.

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Trump tweets take IT contracting into uncertain territory

Presidential comments about high costs of specific contracts and empty top IT slots worry some contractors, but some industry groups and even a federal CIO see glimpses of possible acquisition reform.

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Border wall not a high-rise, warns former CBP head

The president's proposed wall on the Mexican border will require close consultation with on-the-ground border agents to make sure what is put up doesn't go down like a previous effort did, former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner says.

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Telecom transition is looming

It's close to award time for GSA's huge next-generation telecom contract, and the agency has been working hard to set the stage for its implementation.

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Senators drill down on 2018 defense spending

Just a month after the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act became law, the Senate Armed Services Committee is starting the process of formulating the 2018 defense budget.

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Trump's pick for OMB sounds enthusiastic about the Data Act

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) stressed the importance of enforcing the DATA Act to both Senate committees he faced as part of his confirmation to lead the Office of Management and Budget.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

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