The Office of Personnel Management's payroll and workforce data is unreliable and needs to be made more available for use by other agencies, according to a government watchdog.
Through consultations with industry and government, ACT-IAC came up with both short- and long-term actions the next administration should take to solve federal workforce problems, particularly in the IT sphere.
Agencies are emphasizing engagement and adding performance incentives to make government careers more attractive to the next generation of employees.
The FBI arrested a Maryland contractor and charged him with stealing national security data.
An analysis of five solicitations for contracts worth a total of $7 billion revealed a lack of clarity in agency RFPs
OPM released agency-by-agency results from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and most agencies improved.
Agencies say OPM's policy requiring agencies to seek approval to move political appointees to career posts is confusing, and OPM does not identify all cases.
GAO said most big federal agencies do not have complete inventories of their IT assets, which means they are missing opportunities to identify savings, creating security risks and not complying with FITARA.
The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee staff didn't wait for a report on FDA's cyber vulnerabilities to be completed to before it let the agency know there was a big potential problem.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.
The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.