Management


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White House sketches plans to staff its modernization efforts

A new solicitation sets the stage for a new advisory structure to help the Office of American Innovation modernize federal IT.

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) / Photo: House Oversight and Government Reform Committee

Gowdy: White House deleted text, social media apps from official phones

White House staff no longer have text or social media messaging apps on their official phones because of records management headaches, according to a letter from a key House overseer.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against VA for sole source EHR

Health technology firm CliniComp says it will appeal a dismissal of its lawsuit against the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Whitehouse: 'I can't find a point of entry' to talk cyber with Trump administration

Senate Democrat wants to know whom he needs to talk to in the administration to coordinate on cybersecurity legislation.

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Little progress on IT governance, says NASA IG

An oversight body found little change in IT governance at NASA four years after a critical report and wonders if the space agency can effectively oversee its IT assets.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)

Letter: White House told House panel officials weren't following records law

Rep. Elijah Cummings, ranking member on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is asking for the chairman to press the White House on records management.

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Can FOIA be fixed?

A federal advisory committee offered tech and procedural suggestions to improve agency performance on meeting Freedom of Information Act requests.

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Sessions pushes back on proposed House surveillance reform

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a Senate panel that the administration is open to FISA reform, but doesn't want to saddle the FBI with a warrant requirement.

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GAO sustains protest in $283M Census mobile contract

As the Census Bureau prepares to ramp up its preparations on a tight budget and schedule, the Government Accountability Office decided a critical $283 million contract was not rightfully awarded.

Margie Graves

Graves: When MGT passes, modernization plans are ready

With the expected passage and funding of the MGT Act, Graves said that funneling resources to address the greatest vulnerabilities is the overarching goal.

Emily Murphy/GSA administrator designate

Lawmakers hear from Trump's picks to lead GSA, OPM

Federal hiring, the clearance backlog and procurement data came up in a Senate confirmation hearing for candidates to lead the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration.

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White House: No new policy for encrypted chat apps

In a terse response to probing questions from Capitol Hill, a White House liaison indicates that there's no new policy when it comes to encrypted messaging platforms.