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No. 2 Pentagon official Patrick Shanahan tries to allay Air Force worries that a Space Force would uproot its Space and Missile Command.
The Defense Department's cyber strategy highlights infrastructure protection and greater reliance on commercial technology to stay competitive.
A Senate panel advanced three nominees to serve on the Merit Systems Protection Board, a step towards ending the board's longest-ever period without a quorum.
A year and a half into the Trump administration, Schneider can remove the “acting” label from his job title.
A House-passed appropriations bill eliminates $380 million in grants to states to support election security, despite efforts by some Democrats to maintain the funding.
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) introduced legislation designed to give the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility to implement and share a key cybersecurity program with partner agencies.
A planned National Background Investigative Bureau pilot program taps contractor hiring data to speed clearance checks.
A survey of federal acquisition specialists from the Professional Services Council found positive views of the workforce and communication efforts.
A provision in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act would bring significant benefits to DOD IT acquisition.
A new trade group, the Better Identity Coalition, wants government to assume a stronger role in validating online identity.
Steven Dillingham, director of the Office of Strategic Information, Research, and Planning at the Peace Corps, was nominated to lead the Census Bureau through 2021.
Democrats in the Senate are reluctant to support the Trump administration's reorganization plan before OMB provides the underlying analysis used to justify claims it would lead to smoother governance.
A federal appeals court has overturned a decision that granted private industry organizations control over the use and publication of technical standards they developed after such standards have been incorporated into U.S. law.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee advanced a bill that would make it easier to fire federal employees for poor performance or misconduct.
Another Hill hearing on social media shows members and staff struggling to keep pace with the knowledge required to do oversight on technology topics.
In a follow-up to a June report, auditors did not discover additional vulnerabilities in the Interior Department's management of five hydroelectric dams.
The Defense Department's acting deputy CIO for cybersecurity said to expect cyber and artificial intelligence strategies in the coming weeks.
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IT security and HR shops must align their policies and activities to tackle the threat of data exfiltration.
Students drawn to digital government are bringing desperately needed skills (and enthusiasm) to agencies that are willing to engage, Steve Kelman writes.
Modern use of BPR can create cost savings by focusing on problem definition and clarity of roles and responsibilities vs. people's individual performance -- not by targeting budget or staff cuts.
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