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    Lawmakers talk agency performance plans, TMF

    During a hearing before a subcommittee of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, agency officials and lawmakers talked about the potential difficulties posed by TMF repayment requirements when some modernization efforts don’t result in easily quantifiable cost savings.


  • Workforce

    Senate bill would give feds paid family and medical leave

    The bill, introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), picks up on efforts in the House to expand paid leave for feds championed by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.). 04/16/2021

  • Cybersecurity

    Days after sanctions, House to vote again on Cyber Diplomacy Act

    A bill to establish a cyberspace ambassador and an Office of Cyber Issues at the State Department is due to receive a vote on the House floor next week, according to two lawmakers sponsoring the bill. 04/16/2021

  • FCW Insider: April 16, 2021

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 04/16/2021

  • Workforce

    OPM digs into the post-pandemic puzzle of remote work and locality pay

    An Office of Personnel Management official said on Thursday that the office is looking into pay administration rules in terms of remote work as part of broader efforts to provide guidance for the long-term future of a more dispersed federal workforce. 04/15/2021

  • Defense

    USTRANSCOM prepares for third-party cyber compliance assessments

    U.S. Transportation Command is preparing a proof of principle for a cyber compliance program in preparation for broad adoption of CMMC. 04/15/2021

  • Cybersecurity

    White House sanctions Russia over SolarWinds campaign, election interference

    The White House today announced a sanctions package targeting the Kremlin, Russian technology companies and financial institutions for hacking and misinformation efforts. 04/15/2021

  • FCW Insider: April 15, 2021

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 04/15/2021

  • Workforce

    Now hiring for next set of Presidential Innovation Fellows

    Originally a brainchild of the Obama-Biden tech office, the Presidential Innovation Fellows program is now looking for its eighth cohort of in-house federal tech innovators. How has it changed, and what lessons might the program offer for recruiting top tech talent into the government? 04/14/2021

  • Cybersecurity

    Nakasone deflects senators' invitations to seek domestic spying powers

    Lawmakers have continued to prod the NSA chief to request new surveillance authorities that might prevent another SolarWinds-type breach. 04/14/2021