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  • Cybersecurity
    Rep. Mike Rogers (center) visits Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific in 2016 (Photo credit: Alan Antczak/ Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific)

    Rogers warns on 'stovepiped' cybersecurity

    The ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee said agencies should be coordinating their cybersecurity efforts under CISA's direction and leadership. 10/24/2019

  • Defense
    DOD cloud

    Esper steps aside on JEDI, pushes decision to deputy

    After months of review, the defense secretary has recused himself from decisions regarding the controversial $10 billion JEDI cloud buy. 10/22/2019

  • Workforce
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    OPM offers a 'second chance' at federal employment

    The Second Chance Act aims to help lower barriers for otherwise eligible federal employment applicants with criminal records. 10/22/2019

  • People
    Elijah Cummings speaks at an American Federation of Government Employees conference in Feb. 2017. Photo courtesty AFGE under creative commons 2.0 license.

    Elijah Cummings dies at 68

    The powerful chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform passed away after battling illness for months. He'll be remembered by federal employees as a passionate advocate. 10/17/2019

  • Management
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    McAleenan resignation puts the spotlight on DHS vacancies

    Ten of the most senior posts at the Department of Homeland Security are held by acting leaders, and only five have candidates in the Senate confirmation pipeline. 10/14/2019

  • People
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    FBI CIO joins tech lobbying group

    Information Technology Industry Council is renewing its focus on public sector with the addition of FBI CIO Gordon Bitko. 10/14/2019

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress. 10/04/2019

  • People

    FAS’ Thomas resigns

    Alan Thomas, head of the Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration, heads to the private sector. 10/02/2019

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  • Comment
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    Don't tap COVID relief for IT modernization funds

    Taxpayer money spent on the response to the pandemic should be targeted and temporary, with significant transparency and accountability, and should not include a proposed $1 billion addition to the Technology Modernization Fund. 09/23/2020

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    Culture and IT modernization

    Attempting to modernize without a comprehensive approach that accounts for an agency's culture, engages its workforce and addresses critical business practices can actually create new or additional challenges that limit effectiveness and negatively affect mission outcomes. 09/18/2020

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    Delivering outcomes, building trust

    Few things will derail a project as fast as a lack of focus on mission outcomes and maintaining trust. 09/10/2020