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Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

GSA in the crosshairs on Trump lease

House Democrats and others say that President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of his lease on the Old Post Office when he takes office, but the General Services Administration is not taking a position for now.

DHS CIO Luke McCormack

DHS CIO: Trump team on board with agile

The Department of Homeland Security won't let up on its acquisition innovation programs even as the administration changes hands and the agency's premier agile contracting vehicle faces protests.

Casey Coleman

Federal IT veterans help Trump transition

Among the growing ranks of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team are a former e-Government administrator and a former GSA CIO.

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What does a military boss mean for DHS?

Former DHS managers say John Kelly is a solid choice to lead the agency, but he faces some of the same old challenges -- and could encounter some steep learning curves.

Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.)

Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security.

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Congressman pushes Obama on cyber deterrence policy

The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee says one of the remaining imperatives for the President Obama is to develop a cyber deterrence strategy and pass it forward to the Trump Administration along with a host of other cyber challenges.

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Trump administration can appoint up to 9,000

Beyond the top-level cabinet positions, President-elect Donald Trump will have as many as 9,000 appointments to make across the government, according to data from the just-released Plum Book of federal jobs.

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Where would Mattis take cyber?

The president-elect's selection for secretary of defense is well known for his sometimes off-color comments on warfare and threats to the U.S., but James Mattis is largely a blank slate when it comes to cyber.

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Tech leaders urge Senate to codify PIF program

A group of entrepreneurs, coders and former officials are urging the Senate to pass legislation that would make the Presidential Innovation Fellows program a permanent fixture of government.

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Senators press GSA on Trump hotel lease

How the 2013 agreement is now handled could be the first test for agencies faced with the president-elect's conflicts of interest.

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Can a Hollywood techie grow government's innovation shop?

The software whiz behind Pixar's movies Rob Cook surprised even himself by coming out of a "failed retirement" to take a top technology job at the General Services Administration.

Phil Roe

House VA committtee gets new boss

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) will replace outgoing Congressman Jeff Miller of Florida as chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.