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Vendors tell OMB to keep it simple on cloud

In comments to Federal CIO Suzette Kent on the "Cloud Smart" policy, some big cloud providers said there are differences in models, but federal government should stick with NIST's cloud definition.

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Senate Dems say federal agencies are bargaining in bad faith

Union talks are grinding to a halt across multiple agencies, and a group of Senate Democrats wants to know if it's because negotiators are taking their cues from invalidated executive orders.

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As trial looms, survey shows citizenship question could harm 2020 census

A national opinion study commissioned by the Census Bureau warned a controversial question on citizenship could be a "major barrier" to operations.

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Can OPM retain its independence?

As the Trump Administration looks to split OPM between the White House and the General Services Administration, longtime human resources experts hope the HR shop can retain some autonomy.

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Why DOD is sending cyber teams to DHS before the election

The Defense Department has loaned personnel to Homeland Security in effort to prevent -- or react to -- election hacking attempts.

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Despite overall increase, many agency satisfaction scores stall or decline in FEVS

Two of the three major metrics for the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey improved over last year, but fewer agency-level scores improved than in recent years, particularly on the civilian side.

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Telework crackdowns showing up in FEVS data

A few big agencies have restricted telework in recent months, and those new policies appear to be playing out, according to data from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

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DHS rolls out supply chain task force

The Department of Homeland Security announced the formation of a new task force focused on supply chain threats to information and communications technology.

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ODNI says clearance backlog will continue to shrink

A senior intelligence official said the current backlog of about 600,000 security clearance investigations could be cut in half in spring of 2019.

OneNet replacement could come via EIS

An industry analysis suggests the Department of Homeland Security will likely tap the governmentwide telecom vehicle to update its current capability.

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Round two of TMF awards doles $23.5 million to three agencies

The winners are the Department of Labor, the General Services Administration and, for the second time, the Department of Agriculture.

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Busting IT modernization myths

Executives from a dozen agencies share the misconceptions they face when it comes to revamping government IT.

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