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  • 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
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    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

  • Cybersecurity
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    No agencies hit by WannaCry so far

    Steps taken in the government's 2015 cyber sprint continue to pay dividends, acting federal CIO says. 05/17/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    Senate bill codifies vulnerabilities board

    In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware epidemic, two senators are teaming up on a bill to create a legal framework for the disclosure of IT vulnerabilities discovered by U.S. intelligence agencies. 05/17/2017

  • Management
    Claire Grady

    Career procurement exec tapped for top management post at DHS

    Claire Grady, who has held senior procurement positions at the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, is President Trump's nominee for deputy undersecretary for management at DHS. 05/17/2017

  • IT Modernization
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    Where the MGT money will go

    Tech leaders are already planning how to spend the money in the Modernizing Government Technology Act. 05/16/2017

  • Congress

    Warner wants updates on feds' software patching

    In the wake of the global WannaCry ransomware attacks, one senator wants assurances that the federal government is patching its systems. 05/16/2017

  • Management
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    Senate bill makes it easier to post feedback to the government

    A pair of senators wants to make it easier for agencies to get user feedback on their customer service. 05/15/2017

  • Congress
    Will Hurd

    MGT Act headed for House vote with slimmed-down CBO score

    The revised IT modernization bill will cost $500 million to implement, according to the Congressional Budget Office. 05/15/2017

  • Comment
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    Government's unending saga of management reform

    The problem with President Trump's management agenda is not its particulars -- it's that we've been talking about the same changes for decades. 05/15/2017

  • Oversight
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    IGs say hiring freeze, budget cuts hurt oversight

    Inspectors general report that the hiring freeze negatively affected their operations and raised concerns that proposed budget cuts could jeopardize their ability to conduct oversight. 05/12/2017

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