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DOJ charges Russian national in $35M election influence plot

The Department of Justice charged a Russian national with overseeing financial operations for a multinational social media influence campaign tied to the Russian government.

Evidence-based policymaking uneven across government

Since the evidence-based policymaking commission unanimously approved its report, backers are waiting for new legislation or an administrative push.

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NASA extends incumbent on troubled ACES contract

It looks like NASA is going to go the full 10 years on its agencywide $2.5 billion IT services contract ACES, despite early hiccups.

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Graves: TMF is about more than the money

The Technology Modernization Fund's proposal process and review board are teaching agencies how to put together a solid business case.

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Federal retirement claims on the rise

Retirements are up this year over last, but it's not yet clear whether this is the start of the long-predicted "silver tsunami" of baby boomer retirements.

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.)

Khanna looks to spruce up online government services

Freshman congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) has already introduced a bill to give federal websites a facelift and has rolled out 10 principles on data privacy as the "Internet Bill of Rights."

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Agencies still queueing for TMF funds

While Congress has yet to fund the Modernizing Government Technology Act for FY2019, agencies continue to submit project for consideration this year.

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DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

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DHS, FBI chiefs say cyber inflects every security and criminal threat

Cybersecurity isn't the only threat facing the country, but an Oct. 10 Senate Homeland Security hearing hammered home the extent to which the digital revolution touches every problem in the national security space.

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At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

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Weichert: Workforce issues stall IT modernization, data progress

Now acting head of the Office of Personnel Management, Margaret Weichert laid out her priorities for the workforce and the commercialization of federal data.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan speaks during the Defense Intelligence Agency change of directorship ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. D.C., Oct. 3, 2017  DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

Shanahan touts Army Futures Command

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan implored all of DOD to "remove obstacles" from the path of Army's new modernization command, Futures Command.

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