• Workforce
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    Senior feds need better job prep, survey says

    Just half the new SES members reported satisfaction with their onboarding experience, according to a newly released survey from the Office of Personnel Management. 02/16/2018

  • Veterans Affairs
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    VA chief to reimburse for wife's travel, tickets

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is looking to put a highly charged oversight report behind him as he presses for his 2019 budget request. 02/15/2018

  • Oversight
    GSA administrator Emily Murphy testifies before a House panel on Feb 15 2018

    GSA chief slammed for FBI building pivot

    Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle lit into Emily Murphy for abandoning a plan to consolidate FBI headquarters. 02/15/2018

  • Cybersecurity

    How vulnerable are contractors when it comes to data breaches?

    A survey of more than 1,200 public sector contractors found that healthcare, defense and IT contractors lead vendors in reported incidents since 2016. 02/15/2018

  • People
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    Peace Corps CIO exits after 3 months

    Rick Endres is no longer Peace Corps CIO; deputy CIO Scott Knell, who served as the acting CIO for most of 2017, is back leading tech at the agency. 02/15/2018

  • Workforce
    AFGE National President J. David Cox addresses Feb 14 2017 DC rally photo courtesy AFGE

    Feds protest Trump's workforce plans

    As senators voted to advance White House picks to lead OPM, unionized feds protested the president's civil service plans. 02/14/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Wyden grills FBI chief on encryption

    Following an exchange with the FBI director over encryption standards, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released a letter from four experts arguing that "responsible encryption" is not possible. 02/14/2018

  • Budget
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to take over IT Dashboard, preps for MGT

    The General Services Administration is planning to set up operations to oversee MGT Act implementation, take over the IT Dashboard and expand shared services. 02/14/2018

  • Shulkin Trump telemed white house photo

    IG rips VA chief over travel, tickets

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is in the crosshairs of an inspector general report, which alleges he improperly accepted government travel for his wife and free tickets to Wimbledon over the course of an offiical 10-day trip to Europe. 02/14/2018

  • Elections
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    Intel chiefs: No direction from Trump on election security

    At a Senate hearing, three intelligence chiefs acknowledged the White House has not specifically directed them to dedicate resources towards securing election infrastructure, but told lawmakers they are still focused on addressing the issue. 02/13/2018

  • Census
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    Experts fear Trump budget shortchanges Census

    As the Census Bureau looks down the home stretch toward the 2020 population count, experts say the proposed $3.8 billion FY 2019 budget isn't enough. 02/13/2018

  • crowdsourcing

    Non-traditional IT contractors unite to watch each other's backs

    Steve Kelman writes that the nascent Digital Services Coalition could change industry collaboration -- if its members can preserve the culture of trust. 02/12/2018

  • Workforce
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    White House looks to cut workforce, civilian-side funding

    As part of its $4.4 trillion budget proposal, the White House is looking to cut retirement benefits for feds and take steps to peg pay to performance. 02/12/2018

  • Modernization
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Challenges facing the new CIO

    The Trump administration has a blueprint for IT modernization, and the new federal CIO pick Suzette Kent is walking point on the challenge in her first government -- and first tech -- position. 02/09/2018

  • Workforce
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    OPM looks to improve training, fix skills gap

    The Trump administration's human resources strategy includes tasking agencies with better use of data and revising organizational structures. 02/09/2018

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