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GAO: DOD weapons systems easy to hack

The Department of Defense is playing catch up when it comes to securing weapons systems from cyberattacks, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.

First Lts. Timothy Hennessy, left, and James Gusman during the Cyber Direct Commissioning Ceremony May 9, 2018, at Fort Benning, Georgia.

Army extends higher pay, colonel rank to new cyber entrants

The Army is opening higher ranks and pay grades to cybersecurity specialists who join the Army in hopes of bolstering the cyber mission force.

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What the OPM shakeup means for the agency's planned merger with GSA

The abrupt departure of Jeff Tien Han Pon as director of the Office of Personnel Management was met with mixed levels of surprise, but some believe his being replaced will accelerate organization and policy changes.

DDM Margaret Weichert March 20 2018

Director Jeff Pon out at OPM

Margaret Weichert, the Office of Management and Budget's deputy director for management, will be taking on a second role: acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, replacing Jeff Pon.

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OPM targets improved job satisfaction scores

The Office of Personnel Management is targeting low employee performance and engagement scores within agencies and setting milestones for action.

U.S. indicts Russian hackers in global conspiracy

New indictments of Russian hackers reveals a global effort to sow disinformation, according to U.S. officials.

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House Republicans agree to give feds pay raise

The Trump administration had proposed a pay freeze on federal civilian wages in fiscal year 2019, but after the Senate passed a bill including a 1.9 percent raise for feds, House appropriators have followed suit.

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Lawmakers hear from Trump's pick to lead the Census Bureau

If confirmed, Steven Dillingham will be the first permanent director of the bureau since June 2017, and he would take over after the bureau's 2018 end-to-end test, the final in-field test of systems and operations before the decennial count.

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Mismatched IT made family separation crisis worse, watchdog says

A report from the Department of Homeland Security inspector general said that many agency components mismanaged the implementation of a "zero tolerance" policy at the border, and mismatched and incompatible IT exacerbated problems.

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Meet the Marines' new CIO

Brig. Gen. Lorna Mahlock talks about how the service is looking to gain technical advantage.

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Think tank alums look to build tech expertise for Congress

A new private-sector resource hub is hoping to reverse Congress' declining institutional knowledge of technology issues.

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FAA cracks down on rogue drones

The Federal Aviation Administration is taking a hard line with drone operators whose aircraft enter disaster areas and other prohibited airspace.

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