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GAO wants better payroll data from OPM

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.

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What the next administration needs to do about the workforce

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.

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Finding ways to make federal employees want to stay

Agencies are emphasizing engagement and adding performance incentives to make government careers more attractive to the next generation of employees.

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FBI arrests contractor for stealing secrets

The FBI arrested a Maryland contractor and charged him with stealing national security data.

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4 ways RFP writing falls short

An analysis of five solicitations for contracts worth a total of $7 billion revealed a lack of clarity in agency RFPs

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Modest gains for most agencies in job satisfaction

OPM released agency-by-agency results from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and most agencies improved.

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'Burrowing in' oversight needs improvement

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.

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Watchdog: Most agencies have incomplete IT inventories

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.

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Exit interview with Anne Rung

The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

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House panel praises cybersecurity teamwork

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.

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Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

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Administration appoints first head of NBIB

The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

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

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