Management


Phil Roe

House VA committtee gets new boss

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) will replace outgoing Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

James Mattis

Trump selects retired Marine general to head DOD

President-elect Donald Trump wants Gen. James Mattis (ret.) as his secretary of Defense.

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IG: Challenges remain in GSA's DATA Act implementation

With about six months on the clock before the DATA Act implementation deadline, the General Services Administration still lacks the ability to reliably track spending and certify data submission.

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Senate passes bill to close GAO oversight loophole

A measure that would reinstate and make permanent the Government Accountability Office's authority to arbitrate contractor protests over civilian agency awards will advance to the desk of the president.

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How agencies use social media to recruit the next workforce

Government agencies are looking to social media to directly engage with broad audiences, and believe that greater access to the cool aspects of government work can recruit the next workforce.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

McCaul wants to tighten oversight of DHS

Entering his final term as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul hopes to sharpen his panel's legislative control over DHS.

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NDAA elevates Cyber Command

The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act calls for U.S. Cyber Command to be made a full combatant command, but the NSA/Cyber Command dual-hat leadership will remain, for now.

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Trump taps billionaires to lead Commerce

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Wilbur Ross and Todd Ricketts to fill the top two positions at the Commerce Department.

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How to close the cybersecurity talent gap

By analyzing data on workforce needs and hiring efforts, agencies can take the lead in the race to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals.

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IT, cyber challenges loom for next administration

Big data, modernization and other issues will link the incoming and outgoing administrations.

FAA should examine near-space vehicles, GAO says

GAO has told the FAA to take a look at how it might regulate near-space vehicles as commercialization of the last frontier continues.

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Donald Trump's management agenda

The president-elect has hinted at his management priorities. Alan Balutis pulls all those clues into one place.

The Fed 100

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

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