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NBIB confirms 700,000 security clearance backlog

The National Background Investigations Bureau is trying to whittle down its massive security clearance backlog, while streamlining and updating its background investigation process.

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IRS dishes on IT procurement strategy

The deputy chief procurement officer at the IRS spoke about lessons learned during a pair of outreach events to the contracting community.

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Why tracking data centers is so hard

The OMB numbers on data center consolidation highlights a recurring problem for the government: the lack of consistent, accurate information around data center ownership.

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A student-run solution to govtech skill shortages

A group of Harvard students just wrapped up the first year of a fellowship program they designed to create a tech skills pipeline for government.

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GSA, OPM get new chiefs

In a Friday evening release, the Trump administration announced candidates to lead the General Services Administration, the Office of Personnel Management, as well as a new deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.

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White House announces expected federal pay bump

The White House's alternative payment plan raises civilian pay by 1.9 percent and military pay by 2.1 percent, but critics complain it's not enough.

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VA telehealth expansion needs boost from Congress

The White House and Veterans Affairs chief are pushing for expanded telehealth, but the department may need some legislative help to get there.

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GSA IG reviewing Trump hotel lease

The General Services Administration's watchdog is taking a look at the Trump Organization's lease of the federally owned building that is home to Trump's Washington hotel.

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Senate panel wants update on cyber EO

Reports on international cybersecurity cooperation were due from key agencies by June 23, under President Trump's May executive order, and some in the Senate would like a look at the documents.

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How much will federal pension cuts save?

President Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes billions in savings from cuts to federal employee retirement benefits. Does the math work?

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Senate Dem blasts Trump on cyber readiness

The ranking Democrat on the Senate energy committee is again raising warning flags about critical infrastructure cybersecurity in the wake of resignations from a key advisory group.

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OPM offers flex for Harvey hiring

The Office of Personnel Management reminded agencies that there are exceptions in place to fast-track hiring of critical need positions, despite the federal hiring slowdown.

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