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 		U.S. Department of Defense Acting Chief Management Officer Lisa Hershman delivers remarks at the inaugural DOD Gears of Government Awards, at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., May 1, 2019. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Blackburn presses DOD management chief on Fourth Estate cuts

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) pressed DOD's acting chief management officer for answers on why the Pentagon can't find more cuts in Fourth Estate agencies.

Federal union chief J. David Cox flanked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

AFGE president takes leave in the wake of sexual harassment allegations

J. David Cox says the charges, from at least 10 employees, are "scurrilous, politically-motivated attacks."

Ted Davies, CEO Altamira, shown here on Government Matters in 2017

Ted Davies to take over as vice chair of IAC

Davies replaces the departing Tony Scott, who resigned as vice chair in September.

U.S. Navy ships conduct a refeuling-at-sea by SN Jarrod Schad public domain photo

Navy research funds could see scrutiny, secretary says

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer warned certain activities could suffer in "constrained" resource environments.

Rep. Mike Rogers (center) visits Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in 2016 (Photo credit: Alan Antczak/ Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific)

Rogers warns on 'stovepiped' cybersecurity

The ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee said agencies should be coordinating their cybersecurity efforts under CISA's direction and leadership.

DOD cloud

Esper steps aside on JEDI, pushes decision to deputy

After months of review, the defense secretary has recused himself from decisions regarding the controversial $10 billion JEDI cloud buy.

selected workers (nep0/Shutterstock.com)

OPM offers a 'second chance' at federal employment

The Second Chance Act aims to help lower barriers for otherwise eligible federal employment applicants with criminal records.

Elijah Cummings speaks at an American Federation of Government Employees conference in Feb. 2017. Photo courtesty AFGE under creative commons 2.0 license.

Elijah Cummings dies at 68

The powerful chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform passed away after battling illness for months. He'll be remembered by federal employees as a passionate advocate.

FBI Headquarters (Photo by Kristi Blokhin/Shutterstock)

FBI CIO joins tech lobbying group

Information Technology Industry Council is renewing its focus on public sector with the addition of FBI CIO Gordon Bitko.

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McAleenan resignation puts the spotlight on DHS vacancies

Ten of the most senior posts at the Department of Homeland Security are held by acting leaders, and only five have candidates in the Senate confirmation pipeline.

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.


FAS’ Thomas resigns

Alan Thomas, head of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, heads to the private sector.

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