Policy and Funding

Republicans, Obama in stalemate on avoiding automatic spending cuts

The Obama administration has given a framework to avoid the looming sequestration, but House Republicans say the proposals won't pass in either chamber. What now?

DATA Act passes House

Bill would establish standards for electronic publication of agency spending data.

Debate kindles as Congress takes up the latest controversial cybersecurity bill

Like SOPA and PIPA before it, CISPA is raising fears of privacy loss.

Technology bridges the employment gap for feds with disabilities

An initiative by the Labor Department and Cornell University helps link people with disabilities to federal HR professionals.

DOD urges relaxed satellite controls

Momentum for satellite export reform is stalled by the complex and technical nature of the issue.

Clinton espouses tech tools for diplomacy in Brazil

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she is distributing guidance to U.S. embassies on using tech tools for diplomacy.

Learning the art of employee engagement

Keeping employees engaged at work is about more than keeping them busy, and it's a cost-efficient way to retain your best talent.

FedRAMP comes fraught with challenges

Agency CIOs acknowledge cloud fears, but look to FedRAMP to alleviate some of the concerns. However, FedRAMP poses some difficulties of its own.

OMB ups the ante on improper payments

Agencies are asked to plan ahead to implement "Do Not Pay" tool into existing operations.

Who's watching? 10 agencies lack permanent IG.

IGs fulfill a critical role in monitoring agency operations, but some agencies have had unfilled vacancies for months, or even years.

Open government plans 2.0 a mixed bag: News analysis

Dozens of federal agencies are releasing updated open government plans this week.

Telework embrace widens

A new survey shows that most government employees who work remotely are content, but a few report failures.

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