Agencies say OPM's policy requiring agencies to seek approval to move political appointees to career posts is confusing, and OPM does not identify all cases.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee staff didn't wait for a report on FDA's cyber vulnerabilities to be completed to before it let the agency know there was a big potential problem.
Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.
Another state official tells Congress that direct DHS oversight could create new risks, "ultimately undermining the security of our elections."
Both chambers of Congress came to terms on some disputed spending deals, allowing votes to proceed on a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Dec. 9.
A month after the FAA's rules for integrating commercial drones into U.S. airspace took effect, commercial operators see a bright future, but also want more guidance.
Senate Democrats are pressing for funding for water cleanup in Flint, Mich. If no one blinks, another government shutdown could be in the offing.
Jeh Johnson updated lawmakers on election security efforts during a hearing that focused on a variety of online and physical threats.
As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data.
Congressional staffers have a lot of responsibility to protect their decentralized IT systems.
A familiar scenario looms as Congress moves to pass a short-term funding bill before the fiscal year draws to a close.
The 1996 repeal of the Brooks Act ended the General Services Administration's monopoly on IT purchases.
In a 1996 information-sharing effort, then-CIA director John Deutch proposed working with DOD to create an Information Warfare Technology Center staffed with 1,000 people and located at the National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Md.
Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.
The Federal Aviation Administration is making the case that it and not the military should police commercial space traffic, and Congress is helping the flight agency take the first step.
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