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Can't we all just get along?

Some friction between senior careerists and political appointees is inevitable, but a little empathy can go a long way.

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Can AI tools replace feds?

The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy.

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Census walks back tech solution to population count

The Census Bureau expects to nearly double the number of in-person household visits -- and in turn, the total burden hours -- during its critical dress rehearsal test.

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Expanding the cyber talent pool

Attracting younger and more diverse talent to fill the growing federal cybersecurity skills gap requires outreach from agencies as well as some prompting from Congress.

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IT firms part of $16M false claims settlement

A Virginia IT products and services company agreed to settle with the government over allegations of false claims and fraud in federal small business contracts.

USDA moves CIO to new post

Jonathan Alboum, the Department of Agriculture CIO, has been reassigned to new duties.

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How the Army is driving the cyber-EW merger

The Army Cyber Center of Excellence is providing unified cyber and electronic warfare training to its soldiers.

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DOT watchdog finds flaws in IT working capital spend

An oversight report criticizes the Transportation Department's administration of an IT working capital fund.

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What's next for agency reorg plans?

As agencies wrap up their reorganization plans, successful reforms will prioritize mission delivery over simply slashing the workforce -- but proposed budget cuts and leadership vacancies pose additional challenges.

Federal student loan data targeted in fraud

Officials have declined to prosecute in a case where employees at a private firm tampered with a federal student loan database.

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Why tracking government spending on Trump-owned businesses is hard

Hill Democrats want answers on federal spending at Trump-owned businesses, but agencies might have a tough time supplying hard numbers.

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VA's legacy systems aren't ready for the Data Act

A just-released oversight report reveals that the legacy systems at the Department of Veterans Affairs aren't ready to support many Data Act requirements.

Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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