• Cybersecurity
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    Feds help bag international malware platform

    Working with other nations, the FBI helped take down a international criminal infrastructure platform that has been spewing malware and ransomware since 2009. 12/02/2016

  • Management
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    Senators press GSA on Trump hotel lease

    How the 2013 agreement is now handled could be the first test for agencies faced with the president-elect's conflicts of interest. 12/02/2016

  • Critical Read
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    Pushing for results-based procurement reform

    A former OFPP administrator outlines steps the next administration can take to improve the federal acquisition. 12/02/2016

  • People
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    Can a Hollywood techie grow government's innovation shop?

    The software whiz behind Pixar's movies Rob Cook surprised even himself by coming out of a "failed retirement" to take a top technology job at the General Services Administration. 12/02/2016

  • Defense
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    DIUx moving forward in Austin as Congress tightens leash

    The final FY 2017 defense bill restricts funding for DIUx until it provides a comprehensive report to Congress. The Austin efforts, however, could address some congressional concerns. 12/01/2016

  • 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
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    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

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    NARA names classification chief

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

  • Transition
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    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
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    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