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  • People
    James Mattis

    Trump selects retired Marine general to head DOD

    President-elect Donald Trump wants Gen. James Mattis (ret.) as his secretary of Defense. 12/01/2016

  • Contracting
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    Senate passes bill to close GAO oversight loophole

    A measure that would reinstate and make permanent the Government Accountability Office's authority to arbitrate contractor protests over civilian agency awards will advance to the desk of the president. 12/01/2016

  • Transition
    Commerce Department Logo

    Trump taps billionaires to lead Commerce

    President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Wilbur Ross and Todd Ricketts to fill the top two positions at the Commerce Department. 11/30/2016

  • Defense
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    NDAA elevates Cyber Command

    The final version of the National Defense Authorization Act calls for U.S. Cyber Command to be made a full combatant command, but the NSA/Cyber Command dual-hat leadership will remain, for now. 11/30/2016

  • Workforce
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    How agencies use social media to recruit the next workforce

    Government agencies are looking to social media to directly engage with broad audiences, and believe that greater access to the cool aspects of government work can recruit the next workforce. 11/30/2016

  • NSA Seal

    Obama names first-ever independent NSA watchdog

    In 2014, Congress elevated the inspector general post at the National Security Agency to a presidential appointment. More than two years later, someone has finally been named to the job. 11/30/2016

  • Congress
    Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

    McCaul wants to tighten oversight of DHS

    Entering his final term as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul hopes to sharpen his panel's legislative control over DHS. 11/30/2016

  • Transition
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    IT, cyber challenges loom for next administration

    Big data, modernization and other issues will link the incoming and outgoing administrations. 11/29/2016

  • Comment
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    How to close the cybersecurity talent gap

    By analyzing data on workforce needs and hiring efforts, agencies can take the lead in the race to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals. 11/29/2016

  • Law Enforcement
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    DOJ defends new cyber snooping regulations

    The Justice Department said changes to criminal rules will help catch pedophiles and cybercriminals, but privacy advocates say the rules are a dangerous expansion of government hacking powers. 11/28/2016

  • Space

    FAA should examine near-space vehicles, GAO says

    GAO has told the FAA to take a look at how it might regulate near-space vehicles as commercialization of the last frontier continues. 11/28/2016

  • Contracting
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    Is GSA doing enough about contractor tax-delinquents?

    A House committee wants the General Services Administration to ensure that its primary contractor database contains accurate information on companies that are delinquent on their taxes. 11/28/2016

  • Comment
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    Donald Trump's management agenda

    The president-elect has hinted at his management priorities. Alan Balutis pulls all those clues into one place. 11/28/2016

  • Workforce
    stylized professionals

    OPM freezes SES hiring

    The Office of Personnel Management has put a hiring freeze on most Senior Executive Service positions to take effect Dec. 7, the same day President Obama has asked political appointees to hand in their resignations. 11/22/2016

  • Law Enforcement
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    DOJ gets new legal tool to go after botnets

    A procedural shift makes it easier for federal law enforcement to investigate attacks that use devices scattered across the country. 11/22/2016

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