• Management

    White House pushes TBM for IT savings and smarter spending

    At a half-day summit on Technology Business Management, government and industry executives stressed the benefits of better IT investment data.

  • Workforce

    Bill to expedite security clearances clears committee

    The SECRET Act, which would require more reporting transparency from the National Background Investigations Bureau, is ready for the House floor.

  • Congress

    FITARA Enhancement Act moves forward

    The stand-alone bill is a backup plan in case key extensions are not included in the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act.

  • Mobile

    More opt-ins, more questions for FirstNet

    Five states have said they will use the nationwide broadband network for first responders, but costs still concern states weighing whether to join.

  • Workforce

    USPS knocked for widespread Hatch Act violation

    Watchdogs found that violations of federal law during the 2016 presidential campaign were the result of institutional practices that must be corrected.

  • Defense

    Special forces testing new anti-drone systems

    The Navy unit that oversees SEAL teams is set to test a system that can find and jam an increasing number of weaponized consumer-market drone aircraft.

  • Workforce

    NAPA report calls for overhaul of civil service system

    Calling the government's human capital system "fundamentally broken," a new report calls for a federated system that focuses on staffing agencies to help them achieve their missions.

  • Congress

    DHS authorization could give acquisition a boost

    The DHS authorization bill making its way through the House would help the agency make more progress sorting out its acquisition processes, a Capitol Hill oversight committee official said.

  • FTC gets new chief technologist

    Neil Alan Chilson, a key advisor for the Federal Trade Commission on technology, privacy and data security matters, has been named to the post on an acting basis.

  • IT Modernization

    Survey: DevOps a bright spot among public-sector uncertainty

    Siloed operations and systems integration are serious concerns that better DevOps might help to mitigate, IT decision makers say.