Management


DHS watchdog warns agency on ELIS system

DHS Inspector General urged the Citizenship and Immigration Services to keep the struggling Electronic Immigration System unplugged.

President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

Trump signs federal hiring freeze

As promised during the campaign, President Trump has signed an executive order implementing a hiring freeze across most of the civilian federal workforce.

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5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect.

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Connolly warns on workforce changes

The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce.

President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

How will Trump lead on tech?

The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues?

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DHS tackles backlog of unauthorized IT systems

A report by the agency's inspector general says DHS has made progress in cybersecurity training, dual-factor authentication and certifying systems, but more 50 of its unclassified systems still lack authorities to operate.

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GAO reports billions in savings linked to oversight efforts

In its end of the year summary, the Government Accountability Office reported billions of dollars in federal savings and progress in addressing its management challenges.

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How to foster an innovation culture in government

To close the innovation gap between the public and private sector, governments must become applied learning systems that constantly adapt to change.

Frank Kendall

DOD official takes aim at interference from Congress

Frank Kendall, the outgoing and possibly last undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, says congressional attempts to reform acquisition do more harm than good.

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Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies.

Wilbur Ross testifies Senate confirmation Jan 18

Trump's pick for Commerce talks tech

Wilbur Ross, the Department of Commerce secretary-designate, discussed IT-intensive components of Commerce -- including cybersecurity, spectrum allocation, broadband accessibility and Census operations -- at his Senate confirmation hearing.

House panel probes DHS scans of state election tech

Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz wants the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general to look more deeply into reports of unauthorized scans of Georgia's network firewall.