• Management
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    White House seeks $50 million to push OPM-GSA merger

    The White House budget proposed moving ahead with the administration’s reorganization plan to fold the Office of Personnel Management into the General Services Administration, and is exploring what can be done without congressional approval. 03/20/2019

  • Cybersecurity

    CISA's plans for 2020

    As it hits its stride as a new agency, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is mixing established federal cybersecurity programs with new tech around DNS threats, botnet detection and malware analysis. 03/19/2019

  • Workforce
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    White House budget targets federal benefits, pay and leave

    The White House's fiscal year 2020 budget adds to a previously proposed pay freeze and retirement cuts with planned cuts to leave. 03/19/2019

  • Comment
    cloud migration (deepadesigns/Shutterstock.com)

    How a single update to acquisition law can support cloud adoption

    Government desperately needs a better way to buy cloud services. The Section 809 panel's call to create a new contract type for consumption-based solutions is a great start. 03/18/2019

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    80+ lawmakers push for contractor back pay

    As federal employees still wait to receive their retroactive pay raise, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle from both chambers are pushing appropriators to include back pay for federal contractors. 03/15/2019

  • Defense
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    Senators spar with Shanahan over $98 billion 'slush fund'

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan clashed with senators over the overseas contingency operations budget request. 03/15/2019

  • Congress
    Census 2020 By Maria Dryfhout Stock photo ID: 790714156

    Oversight Dems grill Ross over Census

    As a legal battle over the addition of a question on citizenship heads to the Supreme Court, the Commerce Department chief faced questions on Capitol Hill about how and why the question came to be added to the basic 2020 population survey. 03/14/2019

  • Cybersecurity
    connections into the cloud

    Why TIC and cloud don't mix

    The Department of Homeland Security's top cyber official told Congress that policy changes will help agencies move to the cloud and accommodate teleworkers while still protecting federal networks. 03/13/2019

  • Health IT
    health data (PopTika/Shutterstock.com)

    Senior lawmaker pushes on EHR access issues

    A top appropriator wants answers on how clinicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs will access information on the shared electronic health record system being implemented by the Department of Defense and VA. 03/13/2019

  • Cybersecurity

    Senators press legislative IT office for data on hacks

    Two Senators want to change the way the institution talks about its cybersecurity problems and see data on the scope of the threat. 03/13/2019

  • Management
    By faustasyan shutterstock  photo ID: 365684687 FBI HQ J EDGAR HOOVER building

    GSA chief takes heat on FBI HQ plans

    Now that they're in the majority, House Democrats are pressing for answers on why a planned move by the FBI to a suburban campus was derailed. 03/13/2019

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers look to modernize Congress, but OTA revival isn't high on the list

    A new House committee focused on modernizing technology and processes in the legislative branch heard input from more than 30 lawmakers on updating Congress. 03/12/2019

  • Acquisition
    Shutterstock ID 169474442 By Maxx-Studio

    GSA closes in on plans to try out e-commerce portal

    GSA will send implementation plans for its e-commerce portal project to Congress this month. 03/08/2019

  • Workforce
    Man picking a single green piece among white pieces

    Lawmakers seek answers on CBP's HR contract

    Lawmakers pressed Accenture Federal Services over a $300 million contract to build a hiring system for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 03/07/2019

  • Cybersecurity
    data protection (Ditty_about_summer/Shutterstock.com)

    Cyber strategy short on specifics and metrics, says GAO

    The Trump administration's national cybersecurity strategy is a good start but more accountability is needed, the head of the Government Accountability Office told two congressional panels on March 6. 03/06/2019

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