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    Biden's GSA transition team brings deep agency ties

    The six volunteers tasked with General Services Administration transition planning have worked at GSA, the White House or both. 11/13/2020

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    A Biden-Harris 'reset’ for feds

    Federal employee unions and associations are hoping for concrete day-one rollbacks of Trump administration workforce policies on diversity training, official time, collective bargaining and the new 'Schedule F' classification. 11/12/2020

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    Dana Deasy's year of delivery

    How 2020 became the Defense Department's best test case for digital modernization. 11/10/2020

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    Lawmakers demand answers from GSA on transition

    The head of the General Services Administration must designate Joe Biden as the president-elect before key transition activities can take place, and Democratic lawmakers are growing impatient. 11/10/2020

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    Esper out at DOD

    President Trump announced on Twitter that he had fired his secretary of defense, with Christopher C. Miller, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, taking over on an acting basis. 11/09/2020

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    New House bill aims to halt Trump's civil service revamp

    The Saving the Civil Service Act would block last week's executive order creating new classification of career federal employees in certain key roles and reverse any personnel moves made as a result of the order. 10/27/2020

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    NITAAC CIO-SP4 on track

    Despite the pandemic, the next iteration of one of National Institute of Health's Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center's governmentwide contracts is steadily progressing. 10/20/2020

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    An extraordinary public servant, now a little the worse for wear

    Steve Kelman checks in with longtime VA leader Ed Meagher, who was recently honored for a lifetime of citizen service. 10/20/2020

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    GSA announces 2021 Presidential Innovation Fellows

    The upcoming group is the most diverse cohort to date, including 34 fellows that will work across 22 federal agencies. 10/19/2020

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    Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

    These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT. 10/16/2020

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    Tech groups slam Trump's diversity training executive order

    The pushback comes as the Labor Department tries to explain what the memo does and does not allow with regard to diversity training. 10/09/2020

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    New federal CIO, CISO on tap

    The White House is planning to name two officials to senior tech posts with a possible change of administration looming. 09/29/2020

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    Army tests the limits of its integrated tactical network

    The Army's Project Convergence exercise has put the Integrated Tactical Network to the test. But holes in its availability prove there's work to be done. 09/24/2020

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    Prioritizing talent, diversity to boost modernization at PEO EIS

    Ross Guckert, the new program executive officer for enterprise information services, took on a new role at a tumultuous time. FCW talked with him to understand why people are at the center of his priorities. 09/23/2020

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    OPM nominee deflects questions about conspiracy tweets

    John Gibbs, the HUD official selected to lead the Office of Personnel Management, wasn't pressed by lawmakers on a history of controversial tweets of conspiracy theories and calling the Democrats the party of Islam. 09/10/2020

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    SolarWinds fallout makes secure communications a critical first line of defense

    Crisis situations like this one can induce the fog-of-war and lead to tradeoffs during remediation. While we may not know the full extent of the damage for some time, as is always the case in an event like this, we need to stop the bleeding. We must not afford the adversary an easy path to more information. 01/15/2021

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    IoT cyber law signed amid growing vulnerabilities

    The passage of the IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 means that NIST will start to address the gap in post-market guidance to help organizations adequately address newly discovered vulnerabilities in devices already on their networks. 12/22/2020

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    After Solar Winds, it's time for a National Software Security Act

    The time has come for Congress to regulate security in the software industry by mandating minimal best practices for software companies selling software products or services in America. 12/16/2020