• Drones
    Royalty-free stock illustration ID: 305478974 by MOPIC

    FAA looks to ease drone flight rules

    FAA wants to make it easier for commercial drones to fly over people and at night, but the ongoing shutdown is stalling the adoption of new regulations. 01/17/2019

  • Oversight

    House Dems put spotlight on Census prep

    Following the court ruling invalidating the citizenship question on the 2020 census, House Democrats want to ensure the Census Bureau can handle the preparations required in advance of the national count. 01/16/2019

  • Defense
    synthetic training environment (U.S. Army Training Support Center)

    DOD acquisition reform panel looks to sunset Clinger-Cohen

    The final report from the Section 809 Panel charged with defense acquisition reform thinks the era of the central CIO might be coming to a close. 01/16/2019

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

    IRS recalls employees to work without pay

    With tax filing season colliding with the shutdown, the IRS is bringing back tens of thousands of employees to process returns -- and most IT staffers were already excepted and on the job. 01/15/2019

  • Congress
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    House passes CIO bill

    Legislation would strengthen reporting structure for CIO, CISO, require IT reports and plans. 01/15/2019

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc shutterstock  photo ID: 1130638229

    Judge denies injunction in shutdown case

    A federal judge denied an injunction in a union lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the practice of requiring some feds to work without pay during a shutdown. An injunction could have required feds currently deemed essential or excepted to be sent home. 01/15/2019

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

    Lawsuit could send unpaid feds home during shutdown

    A lawsuit filed by the National Treasury Employees Union challenging the constitutionality of not paying federal employees during a lapse in appropriations could result in sending home feds unpaid amid the shutdown. 01/14/2019

  • Budget
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)  Photo by Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock

    Shutdown enters day 23 with no end in sight

    Feds on furlough or working without pay didn't hear much encouraging news from politicians over the weekend. 01/13/2019

  • Acquisition
    shutterstock ID: 377287183 By Rei and Motion Studio

    NITAAC expects post-shutdown push

    The manager of the National Institute of Health's governmentwide acquisition contracting vehicles says federal customers will have to rush to meet fiscal 2019 purchasing deadlines after the shutdown. 01/11/2019

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock ID 601960952 By Andrey VP

    Shutdown's far-reaching effects could extend skyward

    The shutdown is taking a toll on essential federal programs, including air traffic control and safety. 01/11/2019

  • Workforce
    FBI Headquarters (Photo by Kristi Blokhin/Shutterstock)

    FBI group says shutdown imperils national security

    FBI agents are working without pay during the government shutdown, and their advocates say that the resulting financial instability is a national security risk. 01/10/2019

  • Workforce
    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) speaks at a rally of federal employees outside AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

    Feds rally against shutdown as missed paychecks loom

    With feds on furlough or working without pay face the prospect of a missed paycheck, President Trump signaled a long shutdown by cancelling his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 22. 01/10/2019

  • CIOs

    Missing from this shutdown: the usual bureaucrat-bashing

    Steve Kelman notes (happily) that federal workers are being viewed as real people, rather than part of the problem. 01/10/2019

  • Defense
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    DOD audit sparks new financial database

    David Norquist, now acting deputy secretary of defense, discussed the Pentagon's pilot database to help track spending and utilize data analytics 01/09/2019

  • Congress
    Federal union chief J. David Cox flanked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

    Shutdown heads into day 20 with no end in sight

    President Trump and congressional Democrats continued their impasse over funding the government, with Trump stalking out of a meeting with Democratic leaders at the White House and Dems saying their "path forward" requires reopening shuttered agencies. 01/09/2019

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