• Workforce
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    White House looks to cut workforce, civilian-side funding

    As part of its $4.4 trillion budget proposal, the White House is looking to cut retirement benefits for feds and take steps to peg pay to performance. 02/12/2018

  • Modernization
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Challenges facing the new CIO

    The Trump administration has a blueprint for IT modernization, and the new federal CIO pick Suzette Kent is walking point on the challenge in her first government -- and first tech -- position. 02/09/2018

  • Oversight
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    DHS reauthorization remains a heavy lift in Senate

    A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway, but long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process. 02/07/2018

  • Management
    USDA CIO Gary Washington

    USDA plans to centralize CIO role

    The Department of Agriculture is looking to consolidate internal operations and get help from outside agency walls to carry out its modernization plans. 01/31/2018

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image (by Bruce Rolff): eyes in a binary tunnel.

    Security clearance process deemed 'high-risk' by GAO

    The Government Accountability Office has added the governmentwide security clearance process to its list of government programs most in need of reform. 01/25/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    Cyber takes on new prominence in shutdown government

    Agencies got a sneak preview at the elevated importance cybersecurity programs and personnel can expect to receive during future government shutdowns. 01/23/2018

  • Budget
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    Senate votes to end shutdown

    A midday procedural vote in the Senate clears the way to reopen the government with a stopgap spending bill that lasts through Feb. 8. 01/22/2018

  • Budget
    Shutterstock image: U.S. Capitol at dusk.

    Shutdown continues, but quick end possibly in sight

    After a weekend of legislative negotiations, the Senate will begin key procedural votes at noon on Jan. 22 to end the shutdown. 01/21/2018

  • Budget
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    Government shuts down as CR fails in the Senate

    Large parts of the federal government will shutter at least temporarily as Congress fails to enact a four-week stopgap spending bill. As agencies prepare to power down, officials say cybersecurity is being given a higher priority than it was in the 2013 shutdown. 01/20/2018

  • Shutdown
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    House passes CR, but shutdown still looms

    The House of Representatives voted to pass a month-long funding bill to keep the government open, but its Senate prospects are uncertain. 01/18/2018

  • Veterans Affairs
    David Shulkin USH VA

    Senator seeks answers on pause in VA's Cerner deal

    Sen. Jerry Moran is worried that the VA is going to miss the opportunity to streamline the implementation of its planned electronic health record system. 01/17/2018

  • Modernization
    Beth Killoran, HHS CIO

    HHS looks to infrastructure, shared services for modernization

    The Department of Health and Human Services is looking to expand its use of shared services, revamp its IT infrastructure and incorporate artificial intelligence as part of its modernization plan. 01/17/2018

  • Management
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    Federal financial managers skeptical about reorg, survey says

    Members of the federal financial community have doubts the Trump administration's plan to reorganize the federal government while slashing civilian budgets will make agency operations more efficient. 01/10/2018

  • AI
    AI concept art

    Can AI help simplify federal acquisition?

    For all the mystery still surrounding the future of artificial intelligence, some early governmental uses could help federal workers and contractors navigate acquisition regulations to make federal purchasing less complex. 01/09/2018

  • FCW Perspectives
    Complexity (Shutterstock image)

    Shared services: Getting past the sticking points

    The push for shared services is revealing a host of challenges related to agencies’ core missions and government’s relationship with industry. 01/04/2018

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