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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. 11/09/2020

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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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    Why VA's electronic health record mega-project is failing

    The agency's former top technology official explains how management problems, reliance on outmoded development methodology and lack of customer buy-in are combining to sink (for now) a critical modernization project at the Department of Veterans Affairs. 07/26/2021

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    The workforce and mission arguments for modernizing human capital management systems

    HCM software can help improve efficiency through self-service and automation, enable HR to better understand and address employee wellbeing and engagement, and prepare for the future while aligning people resources with the organization’s mission today. 07/23/2021

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    A procurement paradigm for digital government

    By contracting with emerging technology companies that can create and deploy data-driven solutions, agencies can cut down on the number of government contracts and the associated red tape. 07/16/2021