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As big deadline hits, lawmakers warn on long-term risks to Data Act

Agencies are due to report their first tranche of spending data under the Data Act on May 9, but lawmakers are framing the milestone date as a starting point.

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VA chief talks commercial Vista

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin told House appropriators that the agency was closing in on a decision about the future of its homegrown electronic health record.

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No honeymoon for Trump with feds

President Trump's low public approval ratings are reflected in his unpopularity among the federal workforce.

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Trump signs funding bill, deflecting budget fight to the fall

The federal government is funded through the end of fiscal year 2017, but big battles and a possible shutdown loom for the 2018 budget.

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Legislators call for more flexible cyber hiring and training

Three Democratic members of Congress want the government to look to private sector practices as a model for hiring and training the federal cybersecurity workforce

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DHS’ visitor screening improving, GAO official says

Foreign fighters could be a continuing problem, but DHS is tightening up screening for the Visa Waiver Program, according to the GAO.

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OMB gets avalanche of government improvement suggestions

The White House call for suggestions from federal employees and the public has brought in over 60,000 submissions.

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Agencies looking beyond Data Act deadline

The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act’s first submission deadline is a few days away, but agencies are already counting the benefits and looking to future uses.

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Can the Census Bureau really deliver $5 billion in savings?

Unexpected cost overruns to critical systems and decisions to cancel or suspend various programs risk eating into the $5 billion in savings proposed by Census Bureau for its 2020 count.

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With 2017 funding in place, September shutdown looms

Threats from the president and the administration suggest that a government shutdown could be in the offing at the close of fiscal year 2017.

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DOD pushing ahead with AT&L split

The Department of Defense is moving forward with the congressionally mandated split of the Office of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics and will soon reveal details of its strategy.

How analytics can transform federal real estate budget planning

By combining financial and asset management data, agencies can build a systems for better decision making.