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No. 2 Pentagon official Patrick Shanahan tries to allay Air Force worries that a Space Force would uproot its Space and Missile Command.
The Defense Department's cyber strategy highlights infrastructure protection and greater reliance on commercial technology to stay competitive.
A new report from the GAO flags multiple holes in the way OPM collects for employee misconduct. OPM thinks GAO doesn’t understand the law.
With Kay Ely's coming departure, longtime federal IT presence Bill Zielinski is taking over as assistant commissioner of the IT category at the Federal Acquisition Service.
Continuing resolutions and funding uncertainty have been the "new normal" for years, but experts at the Professional Services Council say that this year presents new challenges.
A new DHS study looks to light the way to actionable supply chain security solutions for telecommunications infrastructure.
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security committee is calling foul on budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration to a number of inspector general offices throughout the federal government.
The FCC’s site went down last year not because of a DDoS attack, but because it couldn’t handle the traffic spike. So who’s responsible for making sure that doesn’t happen?
Ongoing tests of an entry/exit verification system based on facial recognition technology are proceeding at U.S. airports.
An interagency working group is putting together a catalog of service level agreement metrics that all federal agencies could use for commercial cloud contracts.
In addition to questions over systems readiness and cybersecurity, the first-ever online census is now working to straighten out issues on the paper-based side of the decennial population count -- all against a ticking clock.
The FBI named new executives to lead its cyber and IT operations, as some of the agency's top cybersecurity officials move to the private sector.
In letters to federal agencies and power companies, Sen. Edward Markey wants more information on reports of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in U.S. power systems.
It has long been assumed that empowering employees can boost an organization's performance, Steve Kelman notes, but new research finally delivers the data to prove it.
New tech for baggage and identity scanning will continue to roll out at airports across the country, said TSA's top manager.
A Senate proposal to secure the U.S. election system has a companion bill in the House and a prominent Republican co-sponsor.
Ely plans to work on efforts to merge Office of Personnel Management back-office operations into the General Services Administration and then retire from federal service.
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IT security and HR shops must align their policies and activities to tackle the threat of data exfiltration.
Students drawn to digital government are bringing desperately needed skills (and enthusiasm) to agencies that are willing to engage, Steve Kelman writes.
Modern use of BPR can create cost savings by focusing on problem definition and clarity of roles and responsibilities vs. people's individual performance -- not by targeting budget or staff cuts.
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