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FCW Insider: Dec. 13

Senior lawmakers from both parties agreed "in principle" on 2020 funding to avoid a government shutdown at the end of next week. Trump administration officials are looped in on the effort. Adam Mazmanian has more.

A new survey sponsored by the National Treasury Employees Union says annual leave, travel, spending are down among federal employees who are concerned about missing paychecks in the event of a shutdown. Lia Russell reports.

A Senate bill to extend administrative subpoena authority to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency adds privacy protections to a legislative proposal sought by the Department of Homeland Security. Derek B. Johnson has more on the new cybersecurity measure.

Anil Cheryian, the leader of the Technology Transformation Services, wants agency and industry partners to help it develop a common framework for identity management that could eventually become a federal shared service. Get more from Mark Rockwell.

At the ninth House hearing on FITARA implementation, many agencies showed improvement, but lawmakers cited familiar problems on data center consolidation and CIO authorities. Mark explains.

Quick Hits

*** Roger Krone, the chairman and CEO of Leidos, was elected as chairman of the board of the Professional Services Council, the group said in a statement. The board also chose Carey Smith president and CEO of Parsons, as vice chair of the PSC board and John Heller CEO of PAE was selected as secretary.

*** The Office of Personnel Management is conducting another round of Human Capital Reviews starting in March 2020, the agency said in a memo to agency chiefs.

*** Twitter announced it was extending blue-check verification to primary candidates in House, Senate and governor elections nationwide.

Posted by FCW Staff on Dec 13, 2019 at 2:28 AM


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