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  • Critical Read
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    Study pegs security benefits of new IT spending

    A deep dive into federal IT data tries to nail down the empirical advantages of new IT spending relative to security breaches. 04/10/2017

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    Putting yourself in others’ shoes can help you too!

    Steve Kelman suggests that organizational behavior research can have practical (and powerful) applications for federal managers. 04/10/2017

  • Infrastructure
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    OIG: USPS not prepared for IT blackout

    The United States Postal Service's IT systems and personnel could be unprepared to fulfill essential postal functions in the event of an emergency that disrupts normal operations. 04/07/2017

  • Oversight
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    Senators seek GAO probe of hiring-freeze effects

    Two senators are urging Congress's investigative arm to probe any adverse effects of President Trump's hiring freeze. 04/07/2017

  • Social Media
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    DHS ends pursuit of rogue Twitter account

    The Department of Homeland Security withdrew a bid to obtain the identities behind an "alt" USCIS Twitter account, in the face legal objections by the social media network. 04/07/2017

  • Defense
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    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One 04/07/2017

  • Workforce
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    What will it take to make feds happy?

    Federal employee global satisfaction scores have risen for consecutive years, but lawmakers still think there's a long way to go in improving workforce engagement, as well as the survey that provides the data. 04/06/2017

  • Defense
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    Chiefs: DOD cyber will suffer under a continuing resolution

    In the DOD, cyber, modernization, training, recruiting and readiness will all take a hit if Congress passes another continuing resolution rather than a full budget, say the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 04/06/2017

  • Comment
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    10 steps to address the federal hiring freeze

    Agency human capital leaders must adjust their performance management plans to reflect the changes President Trump is promising. 04/06/2017

  • Workforce
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    Harvard students spin up gov-tech internship

    The federal government may be getting a summer tech and data science internship program analogous to those offered by Silicon Valley, thanks to three Harvard undergrads. 04/05/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    Border wall won't span sea to sea

    DHS chief John Kelly paints a clearer picture of the developing border barrier project, which includes a mix of walls, technology and fencing. 04/05/2017

  • Veterans Affairs
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    How Trump's management order gives VA 'air cover'

    An organizational overhaul is coming to the veterans' agency under the president's executive order on government management. 04/05/2017

  • Records Management
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    White House says it is keeping deleted presidential tweets

    The archivist of the United States reported that the White House plans to save deleted tweets, but notes that the president is the ultimate arbiter of what is and isn't a presidential record. 04/05/2017

  • Workforce
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    Hurd ramps up call for cyber national guard

    Congressional watchdogs, as well as industry members and feds, called for a cyber national guard, pooled hiring and reforming educational outreach to address the IT skills shortage. 04/04/2017

  • Intelligence
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    DOJ, DHS could do better at sharing terror info

    Although the DOJ and DHS are sharing domestic counterterror information, they need to tweak some access and coordination issues, according to a joint oversight report from the agencies' inspectors general. 04/04/2017

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