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  • Biometrics
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    CBP reports advances in biometrics

    After years of searching and tech trials, Customs and Border Protection said it has found a way to make a biometric entry/exit system work with airlines and airports. 05/24/2017

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    Is agile the answer to government's IT skills deficit?

    Steve Kelman argues that DevOps deliverables are easier to evaluate, especially when the evaluators lack technical expertise of their own. 05/24/2017

  • Workforce
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    Trump's budget takes aim at federal retirement

    President Donald Trump's budget proposal identifies almost $150 billion in savings over 10 years by slashing federal employee benefits, but feds and their unions are crying foul. 05/24/2017

  • Defense
    Michael Rogers

    CyberCom seeks 16 percent budget surge for 2018

    U.S. Cyber Command is seeking $647 million in funding for fiscal year 2018, a 16 percent boost over 2017 funding, to support cyber mission forces and elevation to a full combatant command. 05/23/2017

  • George Nesterczuk

    Trump picks Nesterczuk for OPM director

    The former OPM and Defense official also served on a transition landing team. 05/23/2017

  • Budget
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    Budget seeks $2.6 billion for border wall and supporting tech

    The administration's budget proposal includes at least a portion of the promised border wall and a lot of tech to support border security. 05/23/2017

  • IT Modernization
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    Stars aligning for shared services?

    Federal IT leaders are sending strong signals to market players that government is preparing to shift to shared services at scale. 05/22/2017

  • Workforce
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    Has the veteran preference broken federal hiring?

    There are better ways encourage agencies to hire veterans, a former chief human capital officer argues -- but the process is unlikely to change anytime soon. 05/22/2017

  • Oversight
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    GOP continues push to privatize air traffic control

    Have the stars finally aligned behind a long-planned push to outsource air traffic control operations? 05/22/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    GAO: DHS coming up short on FITARA implementation

    The Department of Homeland Security needs to strengthen and formalize CIO contract approval and evaluation procedures to fully comply with FITARA, according to a new report. 05/19/2017

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image: black data center with white floors and ceiling.

    Data center optimization savings falls short

    Agencies are reporting far less than the estimated $4 billion in savings by consolidating data centers because of inconsistent reporting and incomplete strategic plans. 05/19/2017

  • Workforce
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    Do feds make too much money?

    The Congressional Budget Office reported that federal employees are compensated more than their private sector counterparts, but watchdogs say challenges in recruiting and retaining skilled workers run deeper than pay. 05/18/2017

  • Congress
    Jason Chaffetz

    Chaffetz to resign from Congress

    The coveted House Oversight gavel is due to change hands, as chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) steps down to become a cable TV commentator. 05/18/2017

  • Budget
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

    OMB chief: People are 'immune to the true costs of government'

    To achieve a balanced budget without tax hikes would require a 12 to 13 percent cut in government spending, said OMB Director Mick Mulvaney. 05/18/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Why DIUx shouldn't exist

    While DIUx is addressing defense innovation and acquisition shortfalls, experts say the need for a procurement acceleration program shows just how broken the acquisition process is. 05/17/2017

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