A Merit Systems Protection Board study spelled out federal rules regarding nepotism, but it's not clear what application they have to a president hiring an in-law to his White House staff.
The Department of Veterans Affairs awards incentives to attract and retain skilled employees in hard-to-fill positions, but their unauthorized and improper uses could lead to millions of dollars in unsupported spending, according to a recent inspector general report.
A brief history of the Holman Rule, and what it likely means for appropriations, agency programs and individual feds.
From cyber to cloud to automation, here are the trends to watch in the coming year.
In his exit memo, the secretary of defense outlines current threats and priorities with a strong emphasis on the need for acquisition reform and innovation.
Some state government officials object to the Department of Homeland Security's move to add election infrastructure to the roster of 16 existing federal "critical infrastructure" areas.
Steve Kelman outlines the changes needed to truly transform IT acquisition.
According to multiple reports, President-elect Trump intends to nominate retired Indiana Senator Dan Coats as Director of National Intelligence.
A cybersecurity task force recommended that the Trump administration move quickly to improve and reorganize oversight authorities, elevate the role of the White House cybersecurity coordinator and clarify the cyber defense roles of civilian and military agencies.
Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressed support for the intelligence community and its assessment that Russia hacked Democratic Party servers to influence the election and called for more defined cyber deterrence policy.
In his exit memo to the next administration, OMB Director Shaun Donovan advises continuing IT modernization efforts, shared services and support for U.S. Digital Services.
Bumping up the Defense Department’s protest threshold could tilt Pentagon buyers away from civilian contracting vehicles.
The one-year revival of the Holman Rule in the House gives lawmakers the authority to reduce the federal workforce or cut employee pay legislatively.
Steve Kelman suggests that satellite launches hold a lesson -- and a warning -- for the future of IT acquisition.
Tom Bossert will serve as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and have a lead role in the Trump administration on cyber policy.
Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.
March 30, 2017
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