• Oversight
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    IG: Challenges remain in GSA's DATA Act implementation

    With about six months on the clock before the DATA Act implementation deadline, the General Services Administration still lacks the ability to reliably track spending and certify data submission. 12/01/2016

  • People
    James Mattis

    Trump selects retired Marine general to head DOD

    President-elect Donald Trump wants Gen. James Mattis (ret.) as his secretary of Defense. 12/01/2016

  • Contracting
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    Senate passes bill to close GAO oversight loophole

    A measure that would reinstate and make permanent the Government Accountability Office's authority to arbitrate contractor protests over civilian agency awards will advance to the desk of the president. 12/01/2016

  • Defense
    Dale Ormond - DOD/SES/AT&L

    DOD opts not to rush new R&D rules

    The Pentagon is looking to give contractors a bit more time before it steps in for closer review of their independent, government-funded projects, a top Pentagon tech official said. 12/01/2016

  • National Archives and Records Administration logo.

    NARA names classification chief

    Mark Bradley will head the Information Security and Oversight Office, responsible for governmentwide classification policy. 12/01/2016

  • Transition
    Commerce Department Logo

    Trump taps billionaires to lead Commerce

    President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Wilbur Ross and Todd Ricketts to fill the top two positions at the Commerce Department. 11/30/2016

  • Defense
    Wikimedia Image: U.S. Cyber Command logo.

    NDAA elevates Cyber Command

    The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act calls for U.S. Cyber Command to be made a full combatant command, but the NSA/Cyber Command dual-hat leadership will remain, for now. 11/30/2016

  • Workforce
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    How agencies use social media to recruit the next workforce

    Government agencies are looking to social media to directly engage with broad audiences, and believe that greater access to the cool aspects of government work can recruit the next workforce. 11/30/2016

  • Telecom
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    EIS: The other transition

    With a planned spring award of its multibillion-dollar, next-generation telecom contract, GSA wants to focus attention on another transition going on in government. 11/30/2016

  • NSA Seal

    Obama names first-ever independent NSA watchdog

    In 2014, Congress elevated the inspector general post at the National Security Agency to a presidential appointment. More than two years later, someone has finally been named to the job. 11/30/2016

  • Congress
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

    McCaul wants to tighten oversight of DHS

    Entering his final term as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul hopes to sharpen his panel's legislative control over DHS. 11/30/2016

  • Steve Kelman in Shanghai, China

    An eye-opening visit to a citizen service center in China

    It's easy to assume the United States is leading the way on digitally serving the citizen. Steve Kelman argues that confidence is misplaced. 11/29/2016

  • Defense
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    Air Force launches Defense Technology Accelerator

    The Air Force is launching a technology accelerator program as part of a new effort to reform acquisition procedures and rapidly field commercial technology to address military needs. 11/29/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    New 18F rules for bug hunters

    The General Services Administration's Technology Transformation Service spelled out exactly how it wants security researchers to report vulnerabilities found on a variety of government systems. 11/29/2016

  • Transition
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    IT, cyber challenges loom for next administration

    Big data, modernization and other issues will link the incoming and outgoing administrations. 11/29/2016