• Workforce
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    White House announces expected federal pay bump

    The White House's alternative payment plan raises civilian pay by 1.9 percent and military pay by 2.1 percent, but critics complain it's not enough. 09/01/2017

  • Workforce
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    How much will federal pension cuts save?

    President Trump's 2018 budget proposal includes billions in savings from cuts to federal employee retirement benefits. Does the math work? 08/30/2017

  • Congress
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    Senate panel wants update on cyber EO

    Reports on international cybersecurity cooperation were due from key agencies by June 23, under President Trump's May executive order, and some in the Senate would like a look at the documents. 08/30/2017

  • Health Technology
    Shulkin Trump VA telemedicine

    VA telehealth expansion needs boost from Congress

    The White House and Veterans Affairs chief are pushing for expanded telehealth, but the department may need some legislative help to get there. 08/30/2017

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

    GSA IG reviewing Trump hotel lease

    The General Services Administration's watchdog is taking a look at the Trump Organization's lease of the federally owned building that is home to Trump's Washington hotel. 08/30/2017

  • Congress
    Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) official photo

    Senate Dem blasts Trump on cyber readiness

    The ranking Democrat on the Senate energy committee is again raising warning flags about critical infrastructure cybersecurity in the wake of resignations from a key advisory group. 08/29/2017

  • Comment
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    Smarter regulation through data science

    How analytics offers a low-cost alternative to regulation when it comes to monitoring risks to the financial system. 08/28/2017

  • Workforce
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    OPM offers flex for Harvey hiring

    The Office of Personnel Management reminded agencies that there are exceptions in place to fast-track hiring of critical need positions, despite the federal hiring slowdown. 08/28/2017

  • Appropriations
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    Crunch time for funding on Capitol Hill

    A near-perfect storm of legislative deadlines threaten a government shutdown if Congress and the president can't find a path to a funding bill by the end of the fiscal year. 08/25/2017

  • Law Enforcement
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    Digital rights advocates slam DOJ data request

    Nearly 80 civil and digital rights organizations wrote a letter to the Department of Justice objecting to its "overly broad" data request aimed at a website that coordinated inauguration protests. 08/25/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    First CDM Phase 3 task order hits the street

    GSA has issued the first task order for the third phase of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity program and looks for potential bidder responses by September. 08/25/2017

  • Judiciary
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    Can better tech support the sprawling Ninth Circuit?

    Sen. Jeff Flake is skeptical that the Ninth Circuit court's embrace of technology will meaningfully address its case backlog. 08/25/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    How to spot a North Korean bot

    U.S. cyber watchdogs have new details on malware botnet infrastructure that is allegedly controlled by the North Korean government. 08/24/2017

  • Oversight
    Comptroller General Gene Dodaro

    Can reorg plans get agencies off the high-risk list?

    As agencies continue preparations to submit their reorganization plans, many also have to reckon with their places on the Government Accountability Office's high-risk list. 08/24/2017

  • Contracting
    Shutterstock image: medical professional interacting with a futuristic, digital interface.

    VA sued over sole-source plan for health records

    A government contractor is suing the Department of Veterans Affairs over a planned move to shift from its homegrown electronic health records system Vista to the Cerner product used by the U.S. military. 08/24/2017

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