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    NBIB confirms 700,000 security clearance backlog

    The National Background Investigations Bureau is trying to whittle down its massive security clearance backlog, while streamlining and updating its background investigation process. 09/06/2017

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    How to work with a bad listener

    Steve Kelman shares some exceedingly practical advice for the workplace. 09/06/2017

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    Modernization boosts cybersecurity anxieties, survey says

    A survey of 200 federal IT leaders found that while most saw the eventual benefits of IT modernization, the process has resulted in a more challenging cybersecurity environment. 09/06/2017

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    IRS dishes on IT procurement strategy

    The deputy chief procurement officer at the IRS spoke about lessons learned during a pair of outreach events to the contracting community. 09/05/2017

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    Why tracking data centers is so hard

    The OMB numbers on data center consolidation highlights a recurring problem for the government: the lack of consistent, accurate information around data center ownership. 09/05/2017

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    GSA, OPM get new chiefs

    In a Friday evening release, the Trump administration announced candidates to lead the General Services Administration, the Office of Personnel Management, as well as a new deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget. 09/01/2017

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    A student-run solution to govtech skill shortages

    A group of Harvard students just wrapped up the first year of a fellowship program they designed to create a tech skills pipeline for government. 09/01/2017

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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

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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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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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

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