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Senate bill makes it easier to post feedback to the government

A pair of senators wants to make it easier for agencies to get user feedback on their customer service.

Will Hurd

MGT Act headed for House vote with slimmed-down CBO score

The revised IT modernization bill will cost $500 million to implement, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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IGs say hiring freeze, budget cuts hurt oversight

Inspectors general report that the hiring freeze negatively affected their operations and raised concerns that proposed budget cuts could jeopardize their ability to conduct oversight.

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Heitkamp to offer workforce reform bill

Hiring flexibility and attracting younger workers are key goals in workforce legislation set to be introduced in the Senate.

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GSA official promises vendors "proactively business-friendly" approach under Trump

The General Services Administration is reviewing changes to reporting rules to make them more palatable to industry.

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Senators offer new VA bill after court nixes firing measure

A new accountability bill would make it easier for leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire problem employees.

Claire McCaskill

McCaskill slams 'turf wars' over cyber

Why some senators and private sector players think big changes are needed in the U.S. approach to cybersecurity.

FBI Director James Comey, testifying March 25 before a House Appropriations subcommittee.

Will Comey's encryption legacy at FBI go dark?

Politics aside, what does the firing of FBI Director James Comey mean for the future of cybersecurity law enforcement and the debate over commercial encryption?

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Court tosses VA's expedited firing authority

A federal court invalidated part of a 2014 law that makes it easier to fire VA workers, and the agency wants a replacement from Congress.

John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

Census director resigns amid 2020 prep

As the Census Bureau stares down a critical and jam-packed 2017 schedule, Director John Thompson announced his retirement, effective June 30.

Michael Rogers

Rogers: 'cyber war' is here to stay

The head of U.S. Cyber Command told senators that the Trump administration is looking to speed up the tempo of cyber operations.

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Note to the White House: Wall Street is watching

Concerns about the Trump administration's plans for the 2018 budget and slow pace of appointments are showing up in contractor earnings calls.

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