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Federal court upends Trump's workforce orders

A federal district court ruled that key provisions in three executive orders were invalid because of conflict with existing law.

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HUD names new CIO

In a week filled with high-level IT comings and goings, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has picked a new top tech official.

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The IRS can do more with its fraud detection system

A GAO audit found that the tax agency's Return Review Program has made strides in recent years that can be applied to number of other enforcement activities.

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CBP's airport facial recognition system nabs first imposter

A new biometric ID entry system that just finished testing has winnowed out its first alleged imposter at Dulles International Airport.

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Are hiring authorities helping agencies?

The Office of Personnel Management found that HR officials say special hiring authorities are used differently across agencies, and some may be unknown to hiring managers.

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Trump's pick to advise on science and tech faces the Senate

The president's pick to advise on science and tech named research, education and workforce development and public-private partnerships as top priorities.

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Senate bill targets Chinese tech companies

Two senators want to make it the official policy of the United States to curb Chinese influence of the U.S. technology supply chain.

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GSA mulls recompete of contract

The General Services Administration granted IBM a six-month $16 million extension on its contract to operate and modernize the system as the agency considers whether to put the business up for bidding.

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Are federal agencies doing enough with social media?

Despite federal agencies' increasing use of social media use, many employees believe their organizations could improve.

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Election security bill stalled in the Senate

A bid to advance a bipartisan election security bill out of committee is in limbo as pressure from states and voting tech vendors mounts.

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Microsoft targets copycat influence websites

Microsoft went to court to take down websites it believes to be part of a foreign intelligence operation targeting conservative think tanks and the U.S. Senate.

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Army cyber protection teams upgrade training with a 'real' city

A task force from the Army cyber protection teams face off against industrial control systems in a week-long cyber training exercise.

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