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  • Oversight
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    IG: VA wasted more than $7M in poorly-planned tech refresh

    Technology buyers at the Department of Veterans Affairs wasted more than $7 million in software licenses and hardware in an uncoordinated tech refresh, according to the agency's internal watchdog. 12/12/2016

  • Cybersecurity
    OMB reminds agencies on HVAs

    OMB reminds agencies on HVAs

    The director of the Office of Management and Budget sets a January deadline for details on civilian agencies' most critical IT systems. 12/12/2016

  • Donald Trump at a September 2016 campaign event in Aston, Pa.  Photo: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com

    Will Trump make acquisition great again?

    Steve Kelman sees signs for optimism in some of the president-elect's pronouncements. 12/12/2016

  • Workforce
    President Barack Obama

    Obama gives feds a pay hike

    President Barack Obama authorized a 2.1 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees, a bump over the 1.6 percent increase submitted in August, to match Congress's approved pay increase for defense personnel. 12/09/2016

  • Transition
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    Federal IT veterans help Trump transition

    Among the growing ranks of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team are a former e-Government administrator and a former GSA CIO. 12/09/2016

  • Transition
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    Will Trump make federal IT great again?

    A business school professor who studies IT spending is hopeful about the prospects for a federal tech refresh under unified government. 12/09/2016

  • Workforce
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    Civil service changes pass in NDAA, while Trump plans workforce moves

    The annual defense bill passed Congress with a few provisions that impact the federal workforce. Advisors to President-elect Trump say more changes to federal employment could be on the horizon. 12/08/2016

  • Congress
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    Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

    With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress. 12/08/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Gridlock on cyber laws likely to persist

    As the nature and variety of cyber crime around the world continue to grow, the DOJ warns U.S. laws are lagging, and experts say Congress is unlikely to catch up anytime soon. 12/08/2016

  • Homeland Security
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    What does a military boss mean for DHS?

    Former DHS managers say John Kelly is a solid choice to lead the agency, but he faces some of the same old challenges -- and could encounter some steep learning curves. 12/08/2016

  • Comment
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    5 best practices for agile procurement

    As federal CIOs make the shift from managing infrastructure to managing applications, they also need to change their mindset about procurement. 12/08/2016

  • Shared Services
    OMB Controller Dave Mader at a Dec. 7, 2016, shared services event in Washington  (Photo: FCW)

    Making a market for shared services

    OMB and GSA have spent the last year bringing structure to agencies' back-office system needs. Now they have to keep it moving for the next administration. 12/07/2016

  • Congress
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    Dems push for Russia hacking investigation

    The ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and others in Congress including one top Republican want to air allegations of Russian cyber interference in the U.S. elections. President-elect Trump has dismissed the assertions by U.S. spies as politically motivated. 12/07/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Why the federal CISO can't sleep

    Federal cybersecurity officials are incorporating advice from the industry advisory group NSTAC into incident response policy. 12/07/2016

  • Transition
    Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly (Ret.)

    Gen. John Kelly picked to head DHS under Trump

    The president-elect has selected another retired Marine general for his cabinet -- John F. Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. 12/07/2016

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