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  • Workforce
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    Connolly again backs big raise for feds

    The Virginia Democrat looking to give federal employees an almost 4 percent base pay bump, plus a hike in locality pay. 02/24/2016

  • Congress
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    OMB chief tries to sell appropriators on IT upgrades

    OMB Director Shaun Donovan urged Congress to fund administration plans for modernizing federal IT and improving cybersecurity. 02/23/2016

  • Defense
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    Navy CIO memo promises accountability

    The Feb. 12 memo issued by Navy CIO Robert Foster echoes recent emphasis from Defense Department officials that commanders will be held accountable for IT failures under their watch. 02/23/2016

  • Shared Services
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    Does government need a FITARA for shared services?

    With government efficiencies a priority and Congress looking for ideas that could avoid partisan gridlock, shared services legislation could have a window. 02/23/2016

  • Law Enforcement
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    Lieu asks Comey to back off Apple court order

    In a letter to the FBI director, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) argued that forcing Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone could have adverse Internet security consequences. 02/23/2016

  • Workforce
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    Immigration agency widens tech exec search

    The agency responsible for processing green cards, citizenship applications and a host of other immigration paperwork is looking for candidates with technical and DevOps experience to fill two deputy CIO slots. 02/23/2016

  • Oversight
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    High-level management failures doomed HealthCare.gov

    A comprehensive inspector general report blames high-level government mismanagement for the failed launch of HealthCare.gov. 02/23/2016

  • People
    Donna Seymour, CIO for OPM. (August 2015)

    Embattled OPM CIO steps down

    Departing OPM CIO Donna Seymour had been under intense pressure to deliver on crucial IT projects in the wake of the hack of OPM that exposed the personal data of at least 22 million Americans. 02/22/2016

  • Procurement
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    FirstNet pushes bid deadline two weeks

    FirstNet extended the deadline for RFP submissions, as it makes room for bidders to make their capabilities cases. 02/22/2016

  • Management
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    Education CIO retires weeks after Capitol Hill confrontation

    Danny Harris will leave his job as CIO of the Department of Education after 32 years of federal service. 02/22/2016

  • Opinion

    Make shared services a shared success

    To realize the benefits of shared services, IT leaders must develop a migration strategy that informs participants of their responsibilities and determines the steps involved. 02/19/2016

  • Management
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    DOJ, DHS grapple with FITARA

    In little noticed "common baseline" documents, two large, federated agencies with law enforcement duties show how they will implement new IT procurement rules. 02/19/2016

  • Procurement
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    $50B telecom contract protested over SAM access

    A pre-award protest was filed in GSA's huge, next-generation telecommunications contract for lack of access to SAM portal. 02/19/2016

  • Workforce
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    Next-generation IT talent is hard to find

    Agencies are able to put business value on their IT operations, but without younger tech experts, that might not mean much. 02/18/2016

  • Oversight
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    IG details OPM contractor's security flaws

    KeyPoint Government Solutions, which intruders used to hack the Office of Personnel Management, lacked a formal incident response plan and controls on unauthorized devices, according to the agency's IG. 02/18/2016

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