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DATA Act oversight highlights growing pains

The first round of oversight reports on financial reporting under the Data Act shows that most agencies are experiencing growing pains when it comes to implementing the recent law. Does that mean it's working?

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Agencies failing key agile test

An oversight report found that most agencies were failing to certify implementation of incremental development on some major software projects.

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A user's guide to IT modernization

There are new big plans for federal IT modernization, but the old pitfalls remain.

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Agencies pitch 500 tech jobs at recruiting event

Civilian, military and intelligence agencies met candidates for 500 open jobs at a first-of-its-kind federal IT hiring event.

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Clock ticking on officials in acting roles

The Vacancies Act sets time limits on the period for acting officials to occupy politically appointed roles -- and some of these officials are about to run out of time.

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OPM still plagued by cyber weaknesses, IG finds

An oversight report found the Office of Personnel Management unready for its annual cyber audit, while the agency says that the CDM program will help mature agency efforts.

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S&T budget woes could blunt DHS research

The mission of the research arm of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helped by new budget priorities, a former undersecretary told a House Homeland Security subcommittee.

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VA looks to Congress to improve cost management

The Department of Veterans Affairs also plans to roll out a series of initiative throughout November to improve its veterans' benefits services.

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Agency reorgs slow down recompetes

One major federal contractor is seeing more bridge contracts as agencies put the brakes on procurements while reorganizations take shape.

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House targets burrowers, new hires at agencies

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a series of workforce-related bills that target burrowers and new hires while extending whistleblower and telework provisions

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Where should agencies look for innovation?

John Kammerer, NSA's technical director of high performance computing solutions, wants the federal government to pay more attention to startups.

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Why GAO nixed the Census mobile deal

Census made several key slipups in its decision to award a $283 million mobile device contract for the 2020 population count, according to the Government Accountability Office.