• Donald Trump at a September 2016 campaign event in Aston, Pa.  Photo: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com

    Will Trump make acquisition great again?

    Steve Kelman sees signs for optimism in some of the president-elect's pronouncements. 12/12/2016

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    No government shutdown as Senate passes funding bill

    With less than two hours remaining on the current federal appropriation, the Senate voted to keep the government funded through April 28. 12/09/2016

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    The untapped opportunity for data center optimization

    For most agencies, storage efficiency lies below the surface in secondary data stores. 12/09/2016

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    White House orders 'full review' of election hacking

    The White House has directed the intelligence community with investigating and reporting on "malicious cyber activity" by Russia and other actors during the presidential election. 12/09/2016

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    Obama gives feds a pay hike

    President Barack Obama authorized a 2.1 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees, a bump over the 1.6 percent increase submitted in August, to match Congress's approved pay increase for defense personnel. 12/09/2016

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    Federal IT veterans help Trump transition

    Among the growing ranks of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team are a former e-Government administrator and a former GSA CIO. 12/09/2016

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    Will Trump make federal IT great again?

    A business school professor who studies IT spending is hopeful about the prospects for a federal tech refresh under unified government. 12/09/2016

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    Civil service changes pass in NDAA, while Trump plans workforce moves

    The annual defense bill passed Congress with a few provisions that impact the federal workforce. Advisors to President-elect Trump say more changes to federal employment could be on the horizon. 12/08/2016

  • Jim Dean, in 1989, is pictured standing behind RADM Grace Hopper during a discussion with Fred Friendly. Photograph courtesy of Jim Dean.

    Remembering Jim Dean

    A linchpin from the federal IT community's early days passed away on Nov. 28. 12/08/2016

  • Congress
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    Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

    With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress. 12/08/2016

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    Gridlock on cyber laws likely to persist

    As the nature and variety of cyber crime around the world continue to grow, the DOJ warns U.S. laws are lagging, and experts say Congress is unlikely to catch up anytime soon. 12/08/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    What does a military boss mean for DHS?

    Former DHS managers say John Kelly is a solid choice to lead the agency, but he faces some of the same old challenges -- and could encounter some steep learning curves. 12/08/2016

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    5 best practices for agile procurement

    As federal CIOs make the shift from managing infrastructure to managing applications, they also need to change their mindset about procurement. 12/08/2016

  • Shared Services
    OMB Controller Dave Mader at a Dec. 7, 2016, shared services event in Washington  (Photo: FCW)

    Making a market for shared services

    OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration. 12/07/2016

  • Congress
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    Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated. 12/07/2016