• Procurement
    facial recognition (Shutterstock.com)

    Rights groups urge top tech vendors to stop selling facial recognition systems to governments

    Warning that facial recognition systems "exacerbate historical and existing bias" that hurts disadvantaged communities, a coalition of 85 civil rights groups asks Amazon, Google and Microsoft to stop selling the tech to governments worldwide. 01/15/2019

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock photo ID: photo ID: 245503636 By Mark Van Scyoc Sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building in downtown Washington, DC on December 26, 2014.

    Lawsuit could send unpaid feds home during shutdown

    A lawsuit filed by the National Treasury Employees Union challenging the constitutionality of not paying federal employees during a lapse in appropriations could result in sending home feds unpaid amid the shutdown. 01/14/2019

  • Budget
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)  Photo by Albert H. Teich / Shutterstock

    Shutdown enters day 23 with no end in sight

    Feds on furlough or working without pay didn't hear much encouraging news from politicians over the weekend. 01/13/2019

  • Acquisition
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    NITAAC expects post-shutdown push

    The manager of the National Institute of Health's governmentwide acquisition contracting vehicles says federal customers will have to rush to meet fiscal 2019 purchasing deadlines after the shutdown. 01/11/2019

  • Defense
    human machine interaction

    Army ready to embrace AI

    An Army acquisition head says IT strategy around software and cloud are being refined, and artificial intelligence in weapons systems has become a priority. 01/11/2019

  • Workforce
    Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) speaks at a rally of federal employees outside AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

    Feds rally against shutdown as missed paychecks loom

    With feds on furlough or working without pay face the prospect of a missed paycheck, President Trump signaled a long shutdown by cancelling his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 22. 01/10/2019

  • Defense
    The Pentagon (Photo by Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock)

    DOD audit sparks new financial database

    David Norquist, now acting deputy secretary of defense, discussed the Pentagon's pilot database to help track spending and utilize data analytics 01/09/2019

  • Congress
    Federal union chief J. David Cox flanked by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Photo credit: Chase Gunter/FCW)

    Shutdown heads into day 20 with no end in sight

    President Trump and congressional Democrats continued their impasse over funding the government, with Trump stalking out of a meeting with Democratic leaders at the White House and Dems saying their "path forward" requires reopening shuttered agencies. 01/09/2019

  • Workforce
    A sign outside the Smithsonan

    Shutdown entering uncharted waters, with impacts on 2020 budgeting

    Furloughs and unpaid work have "a rotting effect on morale," said one former agency CFO. "That is an overarching concern in reopening after a shutdown of significant length – and I think we're at that point now." 01/09/2019

  • Homeland Security
    Shutterstock ID 705220987 By Phonlamai Photo

    Shutdown delays TSA data-security efforts

    The standoff over a controversial border wall is holding up activity on a planned overhaul of key transportation security systems. 01/08/2019

  • Procurement
    Editorial credit: Mark Van Scyoc / Shutterstock.com

    SEWP still selling through the shutdown

    NASA is operating without a congressional appropriation but its key governmentwide acquisition vehicle is navigating the shutdown so far. 01/08/2019

  • Congress
    US Congress House side Shutterstock photo ID: 156615524 By mdgn editorial use only

    Democrats to offer four bills to reopen much of government

    On day 18 of the partial government shutdown, Majority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) unveiled the House Democrats' plan to reopen government, calling the need to end the shutdown a top priority. 01/08/2019

  • Workforce
    Sen. Chris Van Hollen with feds and union reps

    Senate Dems could block bills as feds are impacted by shutdown

    Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and a group of federal employees detailed the impact of the shutdown, calling for the Senate to pass funding bills and protections for federal employees. 01/08/2019

  • Defense
    Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan speaks during the Defense Intelligence Agency change of directorship ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington. D.C., Oct. 3, 2017  DOD photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley

    What to expect from Shanahan's DOD

    The leadership personnel shuffle at the Pentagon has outside observers focused on budget, acquisition and business reforms. 01/07/2019

  • Cybersecurity

    Shutdown hits CISA's transition

    The Department of Homeland Security's nascent cybersecurity agency is short-staffed during a key growth year. 01/07/2019

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