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

    Mulvaney's record shows tilt toward outsourcing, cutting federal workforce

    President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget doesn't have a long record on IT issues, but he's shown an interest in outsourcing to the private sector and trimming the federal workforce by attrition. 12/19/2016

  • Oversight
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    Obama signs bill clarifying IG authority

    At the close of his administration, President Obama signed into law a measure that specifies access for inspectors general to agency information. 12/19/2016

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    Procurement policy and the transition sweepstakes

    While would-be Trump officials are lobbying for jobs, Steve Kelman makes the case for some fundamental policy priorities. 12/19/2016

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

    South Carolina congressman is Trump's pick for OMB director

    Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a fiscal hawk and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, is President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget. 12/16/2016

  • Innovation
    Uncertainty 2017

    What will Trump's innovation policy look like?

    Although specifics regarding innovation policy under a Trump administration remain unclear, Trump's campaign promises to create manufacturing jobs for American workers, make better trade deals and increase military spending will likely play out in the technology sector. 12/15/2016

  • Bonneville Power Administration

    Federal power company seeks CIO

    The agency that sells electricity generated by federal dams and nuclear plants to communities in the Pacific Northwest is looking for a CIO that can support its business activities. 12/15/2016

  • Defense

    Watchdog: DOD needs to improve cybersecurity

    Despite taking steps to improve cybersecurity, the Department of Defense reportedly is still coming up short on securing its cyber networks, systems and infrastructure. 12/15/2016

  • CIO Perspective
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    Advice for the next administration

    A former agency CIO argues that three key initiatives should drive the federal IT agenda. 12/14/2016

  • Oversight
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    IG: State's consular tech upgrade is slow going

    Despite improvements in management, the effort to modernize the State Department's disparate consular IT systems is lagging, and the office that manages these legacy systems is understaffed, according to a recent inspector general report. 12/14/2016

  • Government Operations
    Old Post Office Building in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

    GSA in the crosshairs on Trump lease

    House Democrats and others say that President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of his lease on the Old Post Office when he takes office, but the General Services Administration is not taking a position for now. 12/14/2016

  • Workforce
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    White House honors federal workforce

    The White House honored federal employees by recognizing the range of achievements and the ways the workforce has influenced how government operates by leveraging technology over the past eight years 12/13/2016

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    Cyber, contracting, HR experts join Trump agency teams

    The Trump transition team names former OPM and DHS officials to GSA, DHS landing teams. 12/13/2016

  • Acquisition
    DHS CIO Luke McCormack

    DHS CIO: Trump team on board with agile

    The Department of Homeland Security won't let up on its acquisition innovation programs even as the administration changes hands and the agency's premier agile contracting vehicle faces protests. 12/13/2016

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    Gustafson, Mayock get 11th-hour confirmations

    Commerce IG and OMB deputy director for management posts are filled after multimonth vacancies. 12/12/2016

  • Oversight
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    IG: VA wasted more than $7M in poorly-planned tech refresh

    Technology buyers at the Department of Veterans Affairs wasted more than $7 million in software licenses and hardware in an uncoordinated tech refresh, according to the agency's internal watchdog. 12/12/2016

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