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MSPB inches closer to addressing massive backlog

A Senate panel advanced three nominees to serve on the Merit Systems Protection Board, a step towards ending the board's longest-ever period without a quorum.

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State of evidence-based policymaking under Trump: 'Bad'

Former officials say a bipartisan movement to support the use of statistical evidence in government policymaking isn't advancing under the Trump administration despite big-name legislative backing.

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Acquisition pros report optimism despite budget uncertainty

A survey of federal acquisition specialists from the Professional Services Council found positive views of the workforce and communication efforts.

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NBIB pilot looks to contractor data to speed clearances

A planned National Background Investigative Bureau pilot program taps contractor hiring data to speed clearance checks.

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Dems on Trump reorg: 'Where's the data?'

Democrats in the Senate are reluctant to support the Trump administration's reorganization plan before OMB provides the underlying analysis used to justify claims it would lead to smoother governance.

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House panel approves bill to expedite fed firings

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced a bill that would make it easier to fire federal employees for poor performance or misconduct.

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Appeals court rules in tech standards case

A federal appeals court has overturned a decision that granted private industry organizations control over the use and publication of technical standards they developed after such standards have been incorporated into U.S. law.

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Dam cyber: Interior IG closes out audit of hydroelectric control systems

In a follow-up to a June report, auditors did not discover additional vulnerabilities in the Interior Department's management of five hydroelectric dams.

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Is Congress expanding its knowledge to meet oversight demands?

Another Hill hearing on social media shows members and staff struggling to keep pace with the knowledge required to do oversight on technology topics.

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Still no extension on EIS

GSA is still considering an extension on its 2020 deadline for federal agencies to move to the $50 billion next-generation telecommunications contract.

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Lawmaker looks to block Trump's latest workforce order

Two leading Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are also seeking hearings on the executive order putting administrative law judges outside of the competitive service.

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TSA preps tech to track Cuba charter flights

TSA is looking to data sources inside and outside its operations to fold into a new tracking tool to get a better handle on charter aircraft traveling from Cuba into the U.S.

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