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OPM freezes SES hiring

The Office of Personnel Management has put a hiring freeze on most Senior Executive Service positions to take effect Dec. 7, the same day President Obama has asked political appointees to hand in their resignations.

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PIF program looks for 2017 fellows

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program, one of President Barack Obama's digital service initiatives, is taking applications for yearlong stints starting in spring 2017.

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DOJ gets new legal tool to go after botnets

A procedural shift makes it easier for federal law enforcement to investigate attacks that use devices scattered across the country.

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Trump transition names agency leads

The government-in-waiting announced a roster of landing team leaders to handle the details of the transition on an agency-by-agency basis.

NTIA software tool shows spectrum use

A new report reveals how federal agencies manage broadband wireless spectrum via a graphics-based software tool, which can help in the effort to free spectrum for commercial use.

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U.S. CIO Tony Scott open to sticking around

Tony Scott said he has not ruled out the possibility of working with the Trump administration, if offered the chance.

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The latest trends for federal telework

The Office of Personnel Management's annual report shows how agencies are measuring and managing telework -- and where better data is still needed.

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IG: OPM falling short on FISMA requirements

The latest audit by OPM's inspector general says the agency is regressing in its compliance with the Federal Information Security Modernization Act.

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Hurd: Still time for IT upgrade bill

An advocate for IT modernization is returning to the House for the next session, but still hopes to deliver on a key goal in the lame duck.

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Why the transition team needs to get moving at DOD

External and internal risks abound, and experts warn that "they’re not going to have time to fill the ranks before they're going to have to start dealing with these challenges."

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Surprises in store for political appointees

Political appointees from the private sector face a steep learning curve when joining the federal government.

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Trump teams begin meeting with federal agencies

President-elect Donald Trump has begun to deploy transition teams in three waves to meet with federal agencies.

The Fed 100

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Federal 100 Awards.

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