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  • Defense
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    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One 04/07/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Information sharing is complicated, even inside government

    Sharing cybersecurity threat information among federal law enforcement agencies generates tension, but that's not a bad thing, say FBI, DOJ and DHS cyber officials. 04/06/2017

  • Workforce
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    What will it take to make feds happy?

    Federal employee global satisfaction scores have risen for consecutive years, but lawmakers still think there's a long way to go in improving workforce engagement, as well as the survey that provides the data. 04/06/2017

  • Defense
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    Chiefs: DOD cyber will suffer under a continuing resolution

    In the DOD, cyber, modernization, training, recruiting and readiness will all take a hit if Congress passes another continuing resolution rather than a full budget, say the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 04/06/2017

  • Defense
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    What's the future of defense innovation under Trump?

    The president has called for rebuilding the U.S. military, but given budget constraints, innovation and modernization could take a backseat to readiness and force size. 04/06/2017

  • Congress
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    Shutdown clock still ticking

    There are five working days left before the current federal appropriation expires, and still a lot of wrangling lies ahead before Congress can pass new spending authority. 04/06/2017

  • Comment
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    10 steps to address the federal hiring freeze

    Agency human capital leaders must adjust their performance management plans to reflect the changes President Trump is promising. 04/06/2017

  • Modernization
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    Doing less with less

    Tech modernization is a pressing need for agencies government-wide, but in times of budget cuts and uncertainty, plans to upgrade legacy IT tend to be among the first projects taken of the table. 04/05/2017

  • Workforce
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    Harvard students spin up gov-tech internship

    The federal government may be getting a summer tech and data science internship program analogous to those offered by Silicon Valley, thanks to three Harvard undergrads. 04/05/2017

  • Spectrum
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    Congress looks to free up federal spectrum

    Lawmakers have reintroduced a bill to entice federal agencies away from spectrum holdings to free it up for commercial use. 04/05/2017

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers look to block border data searches

    A bipartisan group of senators and congressmen have introduced legislation to protect Americans from having their digital devices searched by border officials without a warrant. 04/05/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    Border wall won't span sea to sea

    DHS chief John Kelly paints a clearer picture of the developing border barrier project, which includes a mix of walls, technology and fencing. 04/05/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    How Trump's management order gives VA 'air cover'

    An organizational overhaul is coming to the veterans' agency under the president's executive order on government management. 04/05/2017

  • Records Management
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    White House says it is keeping deleted presidential tweets

    The archivist of the United States reported that the White House plans to save deleted tweets, but notes that the president is the ultimate arbiter of what is and isn't a presidential record. 04/05/2017

  • Workforce
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    Hurd ramps up call for cyber national guard

    Congressional watchdogs, as well as industry members and feds, called for a cyber national guard, pooled hiring and reforming educational outreach to address the IT skills shortage. 04/04/2017

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