• 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

  • Cyberattack, financial services

    DHS opens up infrastructure protection program

    DHS wants innovators to help address cybersecurity in the financial sector. 11/29/2016

  • Comment
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    How to close the cybersecurity talent gap

    By analyzing data on workforce needs and hiring efforts, agencies can take the lead in the race to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals. 11/29/2016

  • Law Enforcement
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    DOJ defends new cyber snooping regulations

    The Justice Department said changes to criminal rules will help catch pedophiles and cybercriminals, but privacy advocates say the rules are a dangerous expansion of government hacking powers. 11/28/2016

  • Space

    FAA should examine near-space vehicles, GAO says

    GAO has told the FAA to take a look at how it might regulate near-space vehicles as commercialization of the last frontier continues. 11/28/2016

  • National Archives and Records Administration

    NARA names new FOIA ombudsman

    Alina Semo, a veteran litigator at the National Archives and the Justice Department, will take over as director of the Office of Government Information Services. 11/28/2016

  • Contracting
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    Is GSA doing enough about contractor tax-delinquents?

    A House committee wants the General Services Administration to ensure that its primary contractor database contains accurate information on companies that are delinquent on their taxes. 11/28/2016

  • Transcom

    U.S. Transcom looks to make cloud less risky

    The United States Transportation Command is seeking industry and academic partners to study the risks and rewards of moving to the cloud. 11/28/2016

  • Comment
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    Donald Trump's management agenda

    The president-elect has hinted at his management priorities. Alan Balutis pulls all those clues into one place. 11/28/2016

  • 2017 Federal 100 Awards
    Fed 100 - Submit your Nomination

    Don't delay! Federal 100 nominations are due Dec. 23.

    Great work in federal IT should be celebrated. Make sure the individuals behind it get the recognition they deserve. 11/22/2016

  • Workforce
    stylized professionals

    OPM freezes SES hiring

    The Office of Personnel Management has put a hiring freeze on most Senior Executive Service positions to take effect Dec. 7, the same day President Obama has asked political appointees to hand in their resignations. 11/22/2016