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How to take control of federal performance management

Six steps human capital officers can take to improve performance at agencies.

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Three more agencies hiring for cyber leader jobs

NASA, USDA's inspector general and VA are seeking to fill senior IT positions, adding to the growing list of IT job openings in government.

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What CIOs really want from contractors

A willingness to play a small part in bigger projects is the way to win over future-thinking government IT executives.

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McCaul adviser sees digital security commission launching soon

Legislation to establish a commission on encryption and other security issues "is going to happen," said Col. Andrea Thompson, a national security adviser to the House Homeland Security Committee.

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FedRAMP high is coming soon

The federal government's cloud authorizing program is getting set to approve services for high-impact applications and data.

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Office etiquette? There's a bot for that.

Slackbots offer a new way for agencies to guide employees' workplace conversations, but there are limits to bots' ability to save people from uncomfortable confrontations.

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U.S. must keep pace with China in cyberspace

Despite the talent at NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, there is a mismatch between Chinese and U.S. investments in cyberspace, said House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry.

Wassenaar Arrangement could get a redo over cyber

Lawmakers heard from skeptical industry experts on the export control policy and process of implementing the 2013 amendments to the Wassenaar Arrangement.

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You can never start a transition too early

The wheels are in motion for the next handoff of presidential power in 2017, and while government has plenty to do, outside partnerships are forming a key part of the "let's not mess this transition up" coalition.

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Indie CIOs fall under FITARA's scope

A spending bill provision expands CIO budget authority to independent agencies, but whether or how agencies will actually change their operations is an open question.

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McCain slams White House’s cyber deterrence plan

The Obama administration's long-anticipated cyber deterrence plan doesn't feature enough offense for Sen. John McCain.

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IG: Human traffickers exploit data gaps at DHS

Ineffective data gathering and sharing between ICE and USCIS aid human traffickers, an IG report says.

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