Management


Shutterstock image: workforce organization chart.

Oversight chairs probe political activities of feds

The chairs of two congressional oversight committees want answers about agencies' policies on granting unpaid leave requests to employees for campaign activity.

Richard Burr official photo, 114th Congress

Senate bill bans joint cyber initiative with Russia

The intelligence authorization bill also mandates a governmentwide plan to combat election hacking and makes changes to personnel policy for cyber professionals.

Shutterstock image (by wk1003mike): cloud system fracture.

Does the IRS have a cloud strategy?

Congress and watchdog agencies have dinged the IRS for lacking an enterprise cloud strategy seven years after it became the official policy of the U.S. government.

Shutterstock image (by Laborant): clear magnifying glass, blurred binary code.

Watchdog dings DHS data efforts

The Department of Homeland Security needs to do a better job implementing its data strategy, says the agency's inspector general.

Image: Shutterstock

OMB needs to raise its streamlining game, GAO says

The congressional watchdog finds that the Office of Mangagement and Budget has not been keeping up with reporting requirements.

broken lock

Dems want more data on FCC DDoS attacks

As the net neutrality debate heats up, a two lawmakers want more details on a reported attempt to disrupt the FCC's commenting system back in May.

Shutterstock image (by fotogestoeber): virus infection spreading out in a network.

How data mining can help chase sex traffickers

To aid law enforcement, researchers developed automated data mining techniques that can identify human traffickers by linking bitcoin, online advertisements and writing style.

DHS logo

DHS cyber shop seeks CTO

A key cyber hub at the National Protection and Programs Directorate is looking for a top tech officer.

Editorial credit: Bing Wen / Shutterstock.com

Election officials: 'We are going to need more assistance'

At the Election Assistance Committee's latest meeting, officials warn of "enlightening and frightening" planning exercises and a need for additional funding.

Image: Shutterstock / Lemberg Vector Studio

Can't we all just get along?

Some friction between senior careerists and political appointees is inevitable, but a little empathy can go a long way.

AI concept art

Can AI tools replace feds?

The Heritage Foundation is recommending that hundreds of thousands of federal jobs be replaced by automation as part of a larger government reorganization strategy.

Shutterstock image. Copyright: Michele Paccione.

Census walks back tech solution to population count

The Census Bureau expects to nearly double the number of in-person household visits -- and in turn, the total burden hours -- during its critical dress rehearsal test.