Management


Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)

Senate VA bill looks to change agency culture, accelerate termination for cause

A new bill would make it easier for the VA secretary to fire executives and rank-and-file employees.

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GAO: SEC needs to follow its own security plan

A new GAO report says the SEC's financial data could be accessed by former or disgruntled employees unless proper access management controls are instituted.

Thunderbird Supercomputer at the Sandia National Labs.

HPC boosters back FITARA exemption for national labs

At a Capitol Hill conference, high-performance computer operators and vendors said the powerful machines should not be categorized as garden-variety IT for the purposes of procurement.

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Why OPM is prioritizing higher education for feds

A new training push might be equipping feds with skills that could help them jump to the private sector, but one leader says that's okay.

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More modern IT could keep SSA from mailing out Social Security numbers

The Social Security Administration's internal watchdog said modernization would help the agency keep personally identifiable information out of mailings to beneficiaries.

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DHS set for new wave of IT hiring

DHS is developing an IT/cybersecurity-specific hiring fair, and the agency might take the show on the road.

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Can investigators reverse engineer insider threats?

The idea is to use past insider threat incidents to stitch together profiles of future rogue employees.

Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wisonsin) and Tom Carper (D-Delaware).

Senators press OMB for A-130 update

Two key senators are getting impatient waiting for a new version of a key piece of governmentwide IT policy that hasn't been updated in 15 years.

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Town halls aren't fixing DHS

Employees throughout the Homeland Security Department's diverse components are less engaged than feds in any other agency. Is it a leadership problem?

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

Senator looks to counter botnets

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) teased plans for legislation against the scourge of botnets at a Georgetown appearance.

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Officials talk candidly about workforce cyber hygiene

Better governance, improved accountability and more training are needed to improve cybersecurity.

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GSA sets summer expectations for EIS, Alliant 2

GSA has given vendors a heads-up on the next steps for its $50 billion EIS telecom contract and the Alliant RFPs.