• 2019 Outlook
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    Is RPA ready for prime time?

    After a year filled with robotic process automation pilots, agencies are focused on truly operationalizing in 2019. 01/02/2019

  • Budget
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    Shutdown showdown shifts back to the Senate

    Lawmakers are hurtling toward a partial government shutdown on Friday, as Trump and House conservatives dig in on wall funding. 12/20/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Senate passes bill to establish governmentwide supply chain council

    New legislation would establish an interagency council with broad authority to develop rules of the road for federal supply chain security. 12/19/2018

  • 2019 Outlook
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    GSA plans big moves in e-commerce

    In the coming year, GSA will tackle the multiple complexities of launching an e-commerce acquisition platform from scratch. 12/19/2018

  • Congress
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    House and Senate agree on CR through Feb. 8

    It's still not clear if President Trump will agree to punt a confrontation on funding for the border wall until February, when Democrats control the House of Representatives. 12/19/2018

  • 2019 Outlook
    Feds rally outside a Washington, D.C. courthouse where a union lawsuit is being tried. Photo credit: Chase Gunter

    What's in store for rank-and-file feds and managers in 2019?

    A change in the political control of the House of Representatives could mean more leverage for federal unions and a focus on workforce policies that both sides of the aisle can support. 12/18/2018

  • IT Modernization
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    How to win at TMF

    A board member explains how to prepare and present projects for the Technology Modernization Fund. 12/17/2018

  • People
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    GSA dials up new telecom services director

    The General Services Administration hired an experienced IT official from the Department of Education to fill its vacant telecom services director position. 12/13/2018

  • Oversight
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    Lawmakers irked by lagging CIO authorities

    While applauding the best-ever progress made on the FITARA scorecard, oversight lawmakers are frustrated with slow progress in some aspects of IT modernization. 12/12/2018

  • Procurement
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    GSA plans pilot on e-commerce platform by end of 2019

    A recent request for information details some of how the General Services Administration's e-commerce platform will work and seeks comment from stakeholders. 12/12/2018

  • Procurement
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    IBM's protest against the Pentagon's $10 billion cloud dismissed by GAO

    Amazon Web Services moved to intervene in Oracle's lawsuit over the Defense Department's JEDI cloud buy, as the Government Accountability Office dismissed IBM's pre-award protest over the same procurement. 12/12/2018

  • Contracting
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    CBP's $297M HR systems contract yields just two hires

    In a management alert, the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General found that a year-old human resources system contract is CBP's almost $300 million hiring contract is seriously challenged by performance and technology issues, according to the DHS Inspector General. 12/11/2018

  • Oversight
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA watchdog warns on management controls

    An edgy back and forth between the inspector general at the General Services Administration and the agency's administrator's office reveals tensions about management challenges. 12/10/2018

  • People
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA names new TTS lead

    Anil Cheriyan, a tech executive with CIO experience at a major financial institution, will lead the GSA's tech innovation shop beginning next year. 12/07/2018

  • Census
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    Census adds test on controversial citizenship question

    Amid lawsuits and legal uncertainty, the Census Bureau announced plans to conduct a last-minute field test to measure the potential impact of the citizenship question on response rates and accuracy. 12/06/2018

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