• Intelligence Community
    Bill Evanina speaks at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C.

    Changes coming to clearance process in 30 to 60 days, says ODNI

    A top national security official said that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence hopes coming changes will significantly reduce the existing backlog, which has ballooned to 700,000 in recent years. 04/20/2018

  • Oversight
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    IGs: IT and workforce woes plague multiple agencies

    The first-ever report on governmentwide challenges from a group of Inspectors General found that management of IT systems and human capital are among the most frequently identified performance challenges facing agencies across government. 04/19/2018

  • Oversight
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    GAO, Census differ on IT readiness

    Uncertainty over the impact the addition of the citizenship question and IT systems' readiness dominated a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing intended to discuss the Census Bureau's fiscal year 2019 budget. 04/18/2018

  • IT Modernization
    Eisenhower Executive Office Building (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

    9 agencies seek TMF funds

    Nine agencies have submitted plans to tap the first $100 million available via the Technology Modernization Fund, but no decisions have been made yet. 04/18/2018

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

    GSA chief says citizen services will be a focal point in FY2019

    IT modernization funds and real estate questions also featured prominently at an April 17 hearing on the General Services Administration's appropriation. 04/18/2018

  • Enterprise IT
    Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

    IRS systems crash on tax day

    The tech failure at IRS may not be due to legacy IT, but rather to modern front-end systems that are typically hardened and tested in advance the annual filing deadline. 04/17/2018

  • Workforce
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    White House looks to automation to improve federal workforce

    Five percent of federal jobs could be completely automated, according to a White House workforce plan, and most jobs could benefit from some automation. 04/16/2018

  • Telecommunications
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    ZTE banned from buying from U.S. firms

    The Commerce Department hit Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE with denial of export privileges, preventing the company from accessing the U.S. supply chain. 04/16/2018

  • People
    By faustasyan shutterstock  photo ID: 365684687 FBI HQ J EDGAR HOOVER building

    FBI elevates three cyber cops to top leadership positions

    Paul Abbate, who ran the bureau’s cybercrime division, will ascend to the No. 3 spot in the bureau’s leadership. 04/13/2018

  • Workforce
    employee data (kentoh/Shutterstock.com)

    Feds make almost one-third less than private-sector peers

    The Federal Salary Council reported that federal employees make 32 percent less than their private-sector counterparts and recommended that six more areas be added to the locality pay program. 04/12/2018

  • Voting
    Aging voting machines cost local, state governments

    Most jurisdictions satisfied with voting machines, GAO finds

    Security and lifecycle replacement remains a concern for localities, but an investigation of hundreds of jurisdictions found broad satisfaction with the way equipment performed during the 2016 election. 04/12/2018

  • Defense
    Defense Secretary James Mattis testifies at an April 12 hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.

    Mattis: Cloud deal not tailored for Amazon

    On Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sought to quell "rumors" that the Pentagon's planned single-award cloud acquisition was designed with Amazon Web Services in mind. 04/12/2018

  • Census
    Census 2020 By Maria Dryfhout Stock photo ID: 790714156

    Lawmakers hear from Census officials on citizenship question

    Following a closed-door briefing from top Census officials, lawmakers still have questions about a move to ask Americans about their citizenship on the 2020 population count. 04/11/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    security (ranjith ravindran/Shutterstock.com)

    National cyber strategy could come by summer

    A top Pentagon official told the House Armed Services Committee that the much-anticipated national cyber strategy "should be forthcoming in the near future." 04/11/2018

  • Workforce
    shutterstock workforce hands

    IG: Interior failed to document SES reassignments

    The Department of Interior recently reassigned about 10 percent of its senior executives without much advance planning and without documenting its reasons for doing so, according to the agency inspector general. 04/11/2018

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