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  • 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

  • Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

    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

  • Cybersecurity
    OMB reminds agencies on HVAs

    OMB reminds agencies on HVAs

    The director of the Office of Management and Budget sets a January deadline for details on civilian agencies' most critical IT systems. 12/12/2016

  • Donald Trump at a September 2016 campaign event in Aston, Pa.  Photo: Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com

    Will Trump make acquisition great again?

    Steve Kelman sees signs for optimism in some of the president-elect's pronouncements. 12/12/2016

  • Workforce
    President Barack Obama

    Obama gives feds a pay hike

    President Barack Obama authorized a 2.1 percent pay increase for federal civilian employees, a bump over the 1.6 percent increase submitted in August, to match Congress's approved pay increase for defense personnel. 12/09/2016

  • Transition
    Casey Coleman

    Federal IT veterans help Trump transition

    Among the growing ranks of President-elect Donald Trump's transition team are a former e-Government administrator and a former GSA CIO. 12/09/2016

  • Transition
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    Will Trump make federal IT great again?

    A business school professor who studies IT spending is hopeful about the prospects for a federal tech refresh under unified government. 12/09/2016

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

    Civil service changes pass in NDAA, while Trump plans workforce moves

    The annual defense bill passed Congress with a few provisions that impact the federal workforce. Advisors to President-elect Trump say more changes to federal employment could be on the horizon. 12/08/2016

  • Congress
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    Are agencies ready for the Data Act?

    With the financial reporting requirements of the Data Act set to take effect in May 2017, a key oversight panel voiced concerns over agencies' progress. 12/08/2016

  • Cybersecurity
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    Gridlock on cyber laws likely to persist

    As the nature and variety of cyber crime around the world continue to grow, the DOJ warns U.S. laws are lagging, and experts say Congress is unlikely to catch up anytime soon. 12/08/2016

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