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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 student-run initiative is establishing itself as a national pipeline to give students tech experience in the federal government.
A new bill from the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee would but restrictions on the use of social media bots by political groups.
Two years after the Get Transcript breach, officials at the tax agency are still getting dinged for insufficient protection of sensitive taxpayer data.
With the Trump administration's government reorganization plan out, it's worth examining strategies for how to balance demands for budget cuts with big-picture organizational change.
FCW recently gathered a group of cloud specialists, CTOs and other agency leaders to discuss the cloud conversations they're having and the steps they believe will help agencies find a real and lasting return on investment in the cloud.
The government wants to crack down on cybersecurity threats and counterfeits in the global tech supply chain without harming U.S. companies.
The White House proposed a wide-ranging plan that would consolidate and reorganize cabinet-level agencies, but it won't get far without backing from Congress.
As agencies seek to modernize, can platforms strike a better balance between standardization and productivity?
The Defense Information Systems Agency is spearheading a continuous monitoring solution that it hopes will virtually eliminate the reinvestigation process for security clearance holders and reduce the backlog of more than 700,000 cases.
A White House proposal would harmonize multiple federal programs for small business funding and contracting certification at the Small Business Administration.
The plan would strip the Office of Personnel Management of its authority over background investigations and make the Pentagon the central hub for security clearance authority in the federal government.
In an industry day for its planned e-commerce portal, GSA officials addressed vendor concerns and pressed for more ideas on how to develop the effort.
A White House plan to reorganize and consolidate agencies across government includes changes to federal employee services and customer experience.
DHS' money and expertise are helping states secure election systems, but some officials are still wary of federal overreach.
House and Senate appropriators differ by $1 billion in their bills to fund the Census Bureau in fiscal year 2019.
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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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