• Comment
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    Cloud telecom can help agencies do more with less

    In the government's battle to streamline operations and cut costs, cloud-based unified communications offer a quick win. 04/10/2017

  • ExecTech
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    CMS 101

    Content management systems have grown more powerful and easier to use, but there are still some important factors for government users to consider. 04/10/2017

  • Infrastructure
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    OIG: USPS not prepared for IT blackout

    The United States Postal Service's IT systems and personnel could be unprepared to fulfill essential postal functions in the event of an emergency that disrupts normal operations. 04/07/2017

  • Oversight
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    Senators seek GAO probe of hiring-freeze effects

    Two senators are urging Congress's investigative arm to probe any adverse effects of President Trump's hiring freeze. 04/07/2017

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers seek intel on surveillance of Americans

    Lawmakers are demanding that the director of national intelligence release an estimate of the number of Americans who have been incidentally tracked during foreign surveillance under FISA Section 702. 04/07/2017

  • Social Media
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    DHS ends pursuit of rogue Twitter account

    The Department of Homeland Security withdrew a bid to obtain the identities behind an "alt" USCIS Twitter account, in the face legal objections by the social media network. 04/07/2017

  • Budget
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    White House role in funding talks unknown

    Despite assurances from the Senate leadership indicating that Democrats and the White House were collaborating on an appropriations deal, it is unclear what role the Trump administration is taking in funding the government after the spending authority expires April 28. 04/07/2017

  • 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