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  • Oversight
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    Agencies failing key agile test

    An oversight report found that most agencies were failing to certify implementation of incremental development on some major software projects. 11/08/2017

  • Critical Read
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    A user's guide to IT modernization

    There are new big plans for federal IT modernization, but the old pitfalls remain. 11/08/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    OPM still plagued by cyber weaknesses, IG finds

    An oversight report found the Office of Personnel Management unready for its annual cyber audit, while the agency says that the CDM program will help mature agency efforts. 11/07/2017

  • Workforce
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    Agencies pitch 500 tech jobs at recruiting event

    Civilian, military and intelligence agencies met candidates for 500 open jobs at a first-of-its-kind federal IT hiring event. 11/07/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    S&T budget woes could blunt DHS research

    The mission of the research arm of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helped by new budget priorities, a former undersecretary told a House Homeland Security subcommittee. 11/07/2017

  • Workforce
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    Clock ticking on officials in acting roles

    The Vacancies Act sets time limits on the period for acting officials to occupy politically appointed roles -- and some of these officials are about to run out of time. 11/07/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Agency reorgs slow down recompetes

    One major federal contractor is seeing more bridge contracts as agencies put the brakes on procurements while reorganizations take shape. 11/06/2017

  • Management
    Dr. David Shulkin, VHA undersecretary

    VA looks to Congress to improve cost management

    The Department of Veterans Affairs also plans to roll out a series of initiative throughout November to improve its veterans' benefits services. 11/06/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Where should agencies look for innovation?

    John Kammerer, NSA's technical director of high performance computing solutions, wants the federal government to pay more attention to startups. 11/03/2017

  • Oversight
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    Lawmakers look to keep close tabs on VA's health record switch

    A bipartisan quartet of lawmakers introduced legislation that would compel the Department of Veterans Affairs to document how it plans to implement its new electronic health record system. 11/03/2017

  • Workforce
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    House targets burrowers, new hires at agencies

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved a series of workforce-related bills that target burrowers and new hires while extending whistleblower and telework provisions 11/03/2017

  • Procurement

    Why GAO nixed the Census mobile deal

    Census made several key slipups in its decision to award a $283 million mobile device contract for the 2020 population count, according to the Government Accountability Office. 11/03/2017

  • Homeland Security

    IG: Silos contributing to DHS immigration woes

    An audit found that DHS is struggling to implement a unified immigration strategy and pointed to a series of breakdowns that illustrate a lack of communication and coordination between different offices. 11/02/2017

  • Acquisition
    Lesley Field

    Procurement priorities take cues from commercial space

    Acquisition policy is focusing on more transparent, innovative buying methods that take cues from commercial markets. 11/02/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

    Whitehouse renews call for cyber IG

    One lawmaker thinks it's time for a dedicated inspector general with the authority to do penetration testing of federal agency networks and systems. 11/01/2017

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