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Weekend Reading

The long-dreaded Defense Department furloughs are here, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is continuing his campaign to kill the sequester and restore funding by next year.

Here's an interesting point: Is increased mobile productivity a good thing? While a survey reflects largely positive sentiments, the potential for distraction and a few other concerns lead some to question the net upside.

Frustrated by unfulfilled information requests from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a House panel tries public embarrassment as a motivator.

Steve Kelman offers thoughts on why increased 'compliance' is not necessarily good news.

Elsewhere: Think fingerprints and iris scans might be too easy to counterfeit? Science Daily reports on the next biometric identifier.

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    OPM-GSA merger plan detailed in legislative proposal

    The White House is proposing legislation for a dramatic overhaul of human resources inside government and wants $50 million to execute the plan.

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    GSA plans civilian DEOS counterpart

    GSA is developing a cloud email and enterprise services contract inspired by the single-source vehicle the Department of Defense devised for back-office software.

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    DOD looks to unify software spending for 2020

    Defense Department acquisition head, Ellen Lord, hopes to simplify software buying and improve business systems following the release of the Defense Innovation Board's final software acquisition study.

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