• Workforce
    AFGE National President J. David Cox addresses Feb 14 2017 DC rally photo courtesy AFGE

    Feds protest Trump's workforce plans

    As senators voted to advance White House picks to lead OPM, unionized feds protested the president's civil service plans. 02/14/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore) election night 2016 shutterstock image photo credit: Diego G Diaz

    Wyden grills FBI chief on encryption

    Following an exchange with the FBI director over encryption standards, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) released a letter from four experts arguing that "responsible encryption" is not possible. 02/14/2018

  • Budget
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to take over IT Dashboard, preps for MGT

    The General Services Administration is planning to set up operations to oversee MGT Act implementation, take over the IT Dashboard and expand shared services. 02/14/2018

  • Shulkin Trump telemed white house photo

    IG rips VA chief over travel, tickets

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is in the crosshairs of an inspector general report, which alleges he improperly accepted government travel for his wife and free tickets to Wimbledon over the course of an offiical 10-day trip to Europe. 02/14/2018

  • Elections
    secure election (WhiteDragon/Shutterstock.com)

    Intel chiefs: No direction from Trump on election security

    At a Senate hearing, three intelligence chiefs acknowledged the White House has not specifically directed them to dedicate resources towards securing election infrastructure, but told lawmakers they are still focused on addressing the issue. 02/13/2018

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

    Experts fear Trump budget shortchanges Census

    As the Census Bureau looks down the home stretch toward the 2020 population count, experts say the proposed $3.8 billion FY 2019 budget isn't enough. 02/13/2018

  • crowdsourcing

    Non-traditional IT contractors unite to watch each other's backs

    Steve Kelman writes that the nascent Digital Services Coalition could change industry collaboration -- if its members can preserve the culture of trust. 02/12/2018

  • Workforce
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    White House looks to cut workforce, civilian-side funding

    As part of its $4.4 trillion budget proposal, the White House is looking to cut retirement benefits for feds and take steps to peg pay to performance. 02/12/2018

  • Modernization
    Federal CIO Suzette Kent

    Challenges facing the new CIO

    The Trump administration has a blueprint for IT modernization, and the new federal CIO pick Suzette Kent is walking point on the challenge in her first government -- and first tech -- position. 02/09/2018

  • Workforce
    shutterstock workforce hands

    OPM looks to improve training, fix skills gap

    The Trump administration's human resources strategy includes tasking agencies with better use of data and revising organizational structures. 02/09/2018

  • Defense
    PHOTO CREDIT US ARMY

    Army looks at redefining its classified networks

    Army leaders hope to modernize mobile networks through secure but unclassified pathways. 02/08/2018

  • People
    Stock photo ID: 690212074 By Michael Candelori

    Trump names new ethics chief

    The Trump administration has nominated Emory Rounds to head the Office of Government Ethics. 02/08/2018

  • Telecom
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    EIS vendors show progress on testing

    Major carriers on the government's $50 billion telecommunications contract are advancing on required systems testing. 02/08/2018

  • Oversight
    Image: Casimiro PT / Shutterstock

    DHS reauthorization remains a heavy lift in Senate

    A Senate hearing on reauthorizing the Department of Homeland Security made some headway, but long-running jurisdictional disputes threatened to once again derail the process. 02/07/2018

  • Oversight
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    DHS lags in classifying cyber positions

    Despite legislation, the Department of Homeland Security hasn't taken steps to make it easier to monitor progress in building and managing a cybersecurity workforce. 02/07/2018

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    Striking a blow for agile with DOD weapons systems

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    Clearing up some common misunderstandings about email authentication. 04/16/2018

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