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Lawmakers seek answers on security application release by USPS

Two Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee want details on how a former CIA officer's federal security clearance application ended up in the hands of a political action committee.

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Trump freezes federal pay for 2019

Consistent with his fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, President Donald Trump announced plans to freeze federal pay. But Congress will have the final say over whether feds get a pay raise.

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Trump's Twitter blocks raise constitutional questions

After a federal judge found that official government Twitter accounts may be violating free speech by blocking users, President Trump has unblocked some accounts.

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Key open gov deadline nears with no public action

Can stakeholders and activists take this White House at its word that it is sincerely interested in advancing open data and open government policy?

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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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