• Congress
    social monitoring

    Social media use is booming in Congress. That has implications for the rest of government

    With practically every member of Congress now on at least one social media platform, it’s easier than ever to reach legislators and influence their decision-making. 08/08/2018

  • Defense
    By Orhan Cam Royalty-free stock photo ID: 546416560 United States Capitol Building in Washington DC USA

    Senate passes 2019 NDAA

    The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act heads to the White House, avoiding a late-year debate, after the Senate passed the conference report 87-10. 08/01/2018

  • Workforce
    people standing on keyboard (Who is Danny/Shutterstock.com)

    New bill would restore IRS critical pay for IT hires

    A new bill by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.) would reinstate a key hiring tool to boost IT talent at the Internal Revenue Service. 07/30/2018

  • Congress
    worldmap cyber shutterstock

    Defense bill requires cyber warfare doctrine

    The Cyberspace Solarium Commission, mandated in the 2019 defense bill, will evaluate current national cyber policies and determine strategies on enforcing cyber norms and what attacks deserve a response. 07/27/2018

  • Congress
    cloud analysis (istorsvetlana/Shutterstock.com)

    New bill bakes FedRAMP into law

    Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly is pushing a bill to set clear lines of responsibility and compliance for the cloud authorization process. 07/27/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    data breach (LeoWolfert/Shutterstock.com)

    Watchdog: Government cyber defenses lag as attacks evolve

    Legacy IT systems continue to limit the overall effectiveness of other cybersecurity solutions, federal CIO Suzette Kent said at a July 25 House hearing. 07/26/2018

  • Oversight
    By alphaspirit shutterstock photo ID: 171785249

    Proposed OPM-GSA merger includes IT consolidation

    As part of a proposed shift of most of OPM's function to GSA, officials plan a sharp consolidation of HR systems and the digitization of paper-based health and retirement records. 07/26/2018

  • Workforce
    Feds rally outside a Washington, D.C. courthouse where a union lawsuit is being tried. Photo credit: Chase Gunter

    Federal unions push back against 'chaos'

    In court, at agencies and at rallies, federal employee unions are battling what they're calling an unprecedented assault on the workforce. 07/26/2018

  • IT Modernization
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    Hurd, White House push for MGT funding

    The Senate zeroed out funding for the Modernizing Government Technology Act for FY 2019, and House supporters and the White House are hoping to get the money back on the table. 07/25/2018

  • People
    Dave Powner may 8 2018 census hearing at ogr

    Powner to exit GAO

    After 16 years working at the Government Accountability Office, IT oversight expert Dave Powner is taking his talents to MITRE. 07/25/2018

  • Congress
    digital vote (MaxxiGo/Shutterstock.com)

    Officials push for more election security dollars

    A $380 million appropriation for election security is going to run out before the November elections, and House Democrats and some state officials are looking to renew the funding. 07/24/2018

  • Congress
    military cloud

    Congress demands more openness from DOD on cloud

    The conference report for the fiscal year 2019 defense spending bill looks to the Pentagon to open the books on its cloud acquisition strategy. 07/24/2018

  • Oversight
    data cleansing

    The DATA Act compliance struggle is real

    After more than a year's worth of DATA Act reporting, just six of the 24 CFO Act agencies submitted data agency watchdogs considered complete. 07/23/2018

  • Acquisition
    software (whiteMocca/Shutterstock.com)

    Software group backs curbs on LPTA in defense bill

    BSA/The Software Alliance supports a move in Congress to limit use of "lowest price technically acceptable" standards in federal IT contracting. 07/20/2018

  • Management
    Data analytics

    State of evidence-based policymaking under Trump: 'Bad'

    Former officials say a bipartisan movement to support the use of statistical evidence in government policymaking isn't advancing under the Trump administration despite big-name legislative backing. 07/20/2018

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