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Feds' job satisfaction on the rise

Federal employee job satisfaction rose to 58.1 out of 100 in the Partnership for Public Service's annual rankings, but IT specialists have the lowest score.

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18F, Digital Service are here to stay, CIO says

The new in-house IT consultancies at GSA and OMB will likely outlast the Obama administration, according to federal CIO Tony Scott.

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The evolving role of the chief data officer

Chief data officers are still finding out where they fit into agency plans and hierarchies.

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Agile comes with pressure and pain

Top federal IT managers say that if agile development doesn't make you uncomfortable, you're probably doing it wrong.

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CMS needs to close out contracts, watchdog says

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aren't closing out contracts properly under federal regulations, possibly leaving money on the table with contractors according to the agency's Inspector General.

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McCaul wants new commission on encryption and law enforcement

Top law enforcement officials have decried unbreakable commercial encryption as a dark space for terrorists and criminals. In the wake of the San Bernardino and Paris attacks, one House leader wants to take a hard look at the technology.

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FEMA updates IT acquisition plans

The Federal Emergency Management Agency provided a look at its IT modernization strategy for the coming year.

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Transportation bill includes recall tech upgrades

The long-term transportation bill pending in Congress would establish an online database of information on vehicle recalls and facilitate information sharing among critical infrastructure providers in emergencies.

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Presidential Innovation Fellows cost $205 per hour. Are they worth it?

The PIF program, which has injected many innovative thinkers into government, is facing concerns about costs as agencies fork over private sector consultant rates – and the PIFs themselves don't see most of the money.

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GSA IT is vulnerable, IG says

The IG's semiannual report details integration and security troubles haunting GSA investments.

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Can the Library of Congress modernize for the 21st century?

In the midst of leadership changes, Library of Congress officials explain to a House panel where they stand in updating their IT systems and technology strategy.

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OMB director announces new privacy panel

OMB Director Shaun Donovan announced the creation of a new Federal Privacy Council which will be formed in 2016.