Weekend Reading

Your essential catch-up on the week's news

Weekend Reading

As you look forward to the weekend, scan this list of some our best stories from the week to catch up on any you missed.

Whistleblowing may be an old practice, but it's a new game in this technological age. Amassing vast amounts of data and distributing it rapidly is easy and cheap today. How does that change the way agencies should protect their information from people who seek to expose it? And does it shift the balance between effectiveness and transparency? Here's our report.

PlusMore analysis on the ease with which Edward Snowden spirited out the data that allowed him to expose the NSA's Prism program.

Have a senior-level vacancy you've been trying to fill for a while? The Partnership for Public Service's John Palguta explains why it's hard to do, as part of an FCW Q&A.

Think Congress isn't doing much to rein in government spending? Former GAO leader David Walker has a proposal to change things.

Around the Web: Microsoft's reversal of a policy that would have severely limited the ability of gamers to lend or sell used games with its forthcoming XBox One console, has been well covered. Wired has one take on it. It's proof that no company is too big to ignore the wishes of its customers – not even Microsoft.

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  • Contracting
    8 prototypes of the border walls as tweeted by CBP San Diego

    DHS contractors face protests – on the streets

    Tech companies are facing protests internally from workers and externally from activists about doing for government amid controversial policies like "zero tolerance" for illegal immigration.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    At OPM, Weichert pushes direct hire, pay agent changes

    Margaret Weichert, now acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is clearing agencies to make direct hires in IT, cyber and other tech fields and is changing pay for specialized occupations.

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock ID ID: 222190471 By wk1003mike

    IBM protests JEDI cloud deal

    As the deadline to submit bids on the Pentagon's $10 billion, 10-year warfighter cloud deal draws near, IBM announced a legal protest.

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