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DOD's reform efforts could wane without consistent leadership

The Government Accountability Office found that leadership and organizational changes, namely the future of DOD's chief management officer role, could hamper long term reform efforts.

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Virtual industry days are here to stay

Federal agency virtual industry days are probably now a permanent part of the acquisition toolkit, according to practitioners.

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State Dept. awards EIS data network contract

The State Department awarded MetTel a task order for data services worth over $700 million.

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Rethinking technology governance

A U.S. Digital Service veteran is looking for civil servants and other federal IT stakeholders to talk about governance obstacles that hinder successful acquisition and deployment of big and small technology projects.

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OPM directs agencies on civil service overhaul

A memo from acting personnel chief Michael Rigas told agencies they could look outside the boundaries of a recent executive order for jobs to reclassify, but that the Office of Personnel Management would make final determination.

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A post-COVID IT roadmap

It's time to start talking about the next steps we need to take to ensure that our IT infrastructure and tools can continue to support the remote workers, while providing state-of-the-art, timely customer service

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Dems brace for internal defense budget fight

Defense committee leaders look for a cohesive national security strategy that supports reductions without hampering readiness, but progressives might seek steeper cuts.

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Ethics vs. compliance in AI

Tech experts warn against treating ethics as like just another box on a compliance checklist.

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White House plans to fast-track restrictions on contractor diversity training

The fast-track deviation clause, designed to support the Nov. 21 rollout of new restrictions on diversity and inclusion training for federal agencies and contractors, is expected to be followed quickly by a Federal Acquisition Regulation rulemaking case.

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Trump order creates Schedule F, to speed hiring and firing in key positions

The Oct. 21 executive order looks to reshape the competitive service by allowing agencies to reclassify policy jobs under a new schedule and give senior managers greater flexibility in hiring candidates and firing employees.

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GSA unveils first NewPay service

The General Services Administration is talking with federal agency users to further develop its NewPay shared service offering rolled out in September.

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Watchdog: DHS needs to keep a closer eye on acquisition qualifications

The Department of Homeland Security needs to be consistent in nominating and designating acquisition oversight officials.

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