• IT Modernization
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    Stars aligning for shared services?

    Federal IT leaders are sending strong signals to market players that government is preparing to shift to shared services at scale. 05/22/2017

  • Workforce
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    Has the veteran preference broken federal hiring?

    There are better ways encourage agencies to hire veterans, a former chief human capital officer argues -- but the process is unlikely to change anytime soon. 05/22/2017

  • Homeland Security

    New DHS data details scope of visa overstays

    A detailed report on visa overstays from the Department of Homeland Security indicates that facial recognition technology supporting a biometric exit program is showing promise. 05/22/2017

  • Comment
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    Buy vs. build to reduce insider threats

    Commercially supported open source comes with both cost and security benefits. 05/22/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Forcing culture change at DOD

    Study after study has argued that the Department of Defense is risk averse and unable to rapidly adapt to changing technology. One former official says it's time to use force to change innovation culture at the Pentagon. 05/22/2017

  • Oversight
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    GOP continues push to privatize air traffic control

    Have the stars finally aligned behind a long-planned push to outsource air traffic control operations? 05/22/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    GAO: DHS coming up short on FITARA implementation

    The Department of Homeland Security needs to strengthen and formalize CIO contract approval and evaluation procedures to fully comply with FITARA, according to a new report. 05/19/2017

  • Oversight
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    Data center optimization savings falls short

    Agencies are reporting far less than the estimated $4 billion in savings by consolidating data centers because of inconsistent reporting and incomplete strategic plans. 05/19/2017

  • Budget
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    Leaked budget document shows MGT funding in place

    A spreadsheet of the Trump administration's 2018 budget request leaked to the group Third Way indicates support for a technology modernization fund. 05/19/2017

  • Drones

    Court strikes down FAA's drone registration rule

    Registration system "directly violates" a 2012 law, a federal appeals court concluded. 05/19/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Rob Joyce NSA/WH

    White House to target 'weakest links' in federal networks

    The executive order on cybersecurity heralds big changes for federal networks, said the White House cybersecurity coordinator. 05/19/2017

  • Workforce
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    Do feds make too much money?

    The Congressional Budget Office reported that federal employees are compensated more than their private sector counterparts, but watchdogs say challenges in recruiting and retaining skilled workers run deeper than pay. 05/18/2017

  • Defense
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    Thornberry introduces DOD acquisition reform bill

    While the DOD is working through major acquisition reforms mandated by the 2017 NDAA, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is trying to streamline the way the DOD buys smaller goods and services and audits the process. 05/18/2017

  • David Redl, NTIA administrator designate, House E&C chief counsel

    Trump taps House committee counsel for NTIA chief

    David Redl, the chief counsel on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is President Trump's nominee to head the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. 05/18/2017

  • Congress
    Jason Chaffetz

    Chaffetz to resign from Congress

    The coveted House Oversight gavel is due to change hands, as chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) steps down to become a cable TV commentator. 05/18/2017