Management


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Senate passes bill to close GAO oversight loophole

A measure that would reinstate and make permanent the Government Accountability Office's authority to arbitrate contractor protests over civilian agency awards will advance to the desk of the president.

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How agencies use social media to recruit the next workforce

Government agencies are looking to social media to directly engage with broad audiences, and believe that greater access to the cool aspects of government work can recruit the next workforce.

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McCaul wants to tighten oversight of DHS

Entering his final term as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul hopes to sharpen his panel's legislative control over DHS.

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Trump taps billionaires to lead Commerce

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Wilbur Ross and Todd Ricketts to fill the top two positions at the Commerce Department.

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NDAA elevates Cyber Command

The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act calls for U.S. Cyber Command to be made a full combatant command, but the NSA/Cyber Command dual-hat leadership will remain, for now.

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How to close the cybersecurity talent gap

By analyzing data on workforce needs and hiring efforts, agencies can take the lead in the race to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals.

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IT, cyber challenges loom for next administration

Big data, modernization and other issues will link the incoming and outgoing administrations.

FAA should examine near-space vehicles, GAO says

GAO has told the FAA to take a look at how it might regulate near-space vehicles as commercialization of the last frontier continues.

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Donald Trump's management agenda

The president-elect has hinted at his management priorities. Alan Balutis pulls all those clues into one place.

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Is GSA doing enough about contractor tax-delinquents?

A House committee wants the General Services Administration to ensure that its primary contractor database contains accurate information on companies that are delinquent on their taxes.

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DOJ defends new cyber snooping regulations

The Justice Department said changes to criminal rules will help catch pedophiles and cybercriminals, but privacy advocates say the rules are a dangerous expansion of government hacking powers.

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What CIOs should do next

A wide-ranging discussion by public- and private-sector IT leaders revealed key drivers for achieving positive mission outcomes.