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  • Law Enforcement
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    FBI arrests contractor for stealing secrets

    The FBI arrested a Maryland contractor and charged him with stealing national security data. 10/05/2016

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    CMS opens search for CIO

    Leaders at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are casting a wide net for a new top IT official. 10/05/2016

  • Comment
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    4 ways RFP writing falls short

    An analysis of five solicitations for contracts worth a total of $7 billion revealed a lack of clarity in agency RFPs 10/04/2016

  • Workforce
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    Modest gains for most agencies in job satisfaction

    OPM released agency-by-agency results from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, and most agencies improved. 10/03/2016

  • Workforce
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    'Burrowing in' oversight needs improvement

    Agencies say OPM's policy requiring agencies to seek approval to move political appointees to career posts is confusing, and OPM does not identify all cases. 09/30/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    House panel praises cybersecurity teamwork

    The House Energy & Commerce Committee staff didn't wait for a report on FDA's cyber vulnerabilities to be completed to before it let the agency know there was a big potential problem. 09/30/2016

  • Oversight
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    Watchdog: Most agencies have incomplete IT inventories

    GAO said most big federal agencies do not have complete inventories of their IT assets, which means they are missing opportunities to identify savings, creating security risks and not complying with FITARA. 09/30/2016

  • People
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    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT. 09/30/2016

  • Insider Threat
    Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks. 09/29/2016

  • Workforce
    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process. 09/29/2016

  • DOD IG Glenn Fine

    Obama nominates new DOD IG

    President Barack Obama has nominated acting Defense Department Inspector General Glenn Fine to be the permanent IG. 09/29/2016

  • Drones
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    Congress hears from small biz on drone rules

    A month after the FAA's rules for integrating commercial drones into U.S. airspace took effect, commercial operators see a bright future, but also want more guidance. 09/28/2016

  • Congress

    18 states tap DHS for voting security help

    Jeh Johnson updated lawmakers on election security efforts during a hearing that focused on a variety of online and physical threats. 09/27/2016

  • Intelligence
    Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelliengence Agency

    Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off

    As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data. 09/27/2016

  • Congress
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    Blockchain gains congressional support

    Blockchain now has its own congressional caucus to raise awareness among lawmakers and advance policy discussions around the technology for tracking bitcoin transactions. 09/27/2016

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