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OPM rescinds guidance after ruling on workforce orders

The federal government's HR agency withdrew portions of guidance issued in response to President Trump's three workforce executive orders after they were invalidated by a district court ruling.

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Education taps NITAAC for major loan platform buy

The Department of Education will use the National Institutes of Health's governmentwide acquisition contract in a major procurement to modernize financial aid services.

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OMB looks to bots to take on 'low-value' work

The White House is planning to use automated bots to handle repetitive tasks in financial management and contacting.

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Why modernizing human capital systems is so hard

Treasury, DOD and others are working to modernize talent management, but budgetary, cultural and political challenges complicate their progress.

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Ruling on union activity is big, but far from the final word

Although a federal district court invalidated a range of provisions regarding union activities across a trio of executive orders, the aftermath of the ruling at the agency level remains unclear.

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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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