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GAO union optimistic about pay Other Management news:
Evans wins ACT’s Franke Award
Senior exec group urges changes to pay
Army official urges Lean Six Sigma use
CHCO makes major strides in five years
GSA, union sign telework agreement
New interagency contracts might need approvalOther Acquisition news:
Feds get more protest rights
Bill widens GSA choices for state, local governments
GSA: expand cooperative purchasing
Census management improves, but budget questions linger Other Policy news:
USDA keeps livestock data public
Bill aimed at small-biz cybersecurity
Treasury offers benefits debit card
EPA seeks info-sharing ideasOther Technology news:OPM supplies HR line of business tech detailsDHS enterprise network moves forwardDOD reassures users about e-mail privacy
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Government Health IT
GAO: DOD falters in it use for mental health screenings
HHS seeks data on medical ID thefts
DOD puts medication formulary online
Microsoft: 7 patches for Windows
Enterprise redaction tool boosts security
DOD funds research into info sharing
DOD plans rapid integration facility
Comings and Goings
Armstrong takes the helm at CBP
NMCI CIO joins Caelum Research
Editorial: Millennial makeover
Back to square one on clearancesJoint Security and Suitability Reform Team focuses on factors that cause delays and create backlogs
Agencies must rate themselvesOFPP wants agencies to use financial-style rigor to review their acquisition activities
Adventures in Web 2.0Federal IT pioneers discuss what new online collaborative tools mean for the government.
Bush leads biometric push A new presidential directive requires agencies to create standards for sharing biometric data.
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The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.
The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.
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A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.
The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.
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