Workforce

Strategies for finding and keeping new feds

Federal agencies are getting creative as they look to replace retiring employees with new hires.

Digital Government

Improving CX isn't all about tech

The White House is stressing upgrades in customer experience and some front line officials say the human touch is key.

Workforce

USDA IG says relocation plans may violate laws

An oversight report states that the Department of Agriculture may have skirted appropriations laws in its push to move two research agencies from Washington, D.C. to the Kansas City region.

IT Modernization

USDA set to release EIS task order

The Agriculture Department is close to issuing its solicitation for modernized telecommunications infrastructure.

Cybersecurity

Senate turns up a decade of federal cybersecurity failure

Some of the biggest civilian agencies have failed to act on internal cybersecurity audits dating back multiple years, a Senate report found.

Digital Government

Federal CX picks up speed

Customer experience has become a driver for agencies modernizing their IT systems.

Workforce

Funding bill looks to block USDA relocations

The House appropriations bill funding the Department of Agriculture nixes plans to move two offices outside of the National Capitol Region.

IT Modernization

GAO: cloud saved agencies $300 million, but data is incomplete

Agencies are investing more in cloud and saving hundreds of millions of dollars as a result — but cloud investments still only represent a fraction of government IT purchases, and data on their cost and savings is far from complete.

Digital Government

GSA to expand Centers of Excellence

A planned blanket purchase agreement will cover agencies looking to tap into GSA's modernization acceleration program.

Workforce

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.

Workforce

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.

Cybersecurity

Shutdown showdown shifts back to the Senate

Lawmakers are hurtling toward a partial government shutdown on Friday, as Trump and House conservatives dig in on wall funding.

Cybersecurity

House and Senate agree on CR through Feb. 8

It's still not clear if President Trump will agree to punt a confrontation on funding for the border wall until February, when Democrats control the House of Representatives.

Workforce

Telework crackdowns showing up in FEVS data

A few big agencies have restricted telework in recent months, and those new policies appear to be playing out, according to data from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Acquisition

Round two of TMF awards doles $23.5 million to three agencies

The winners are the Department of Labor, the General Services Administration and, for the second time, the Department of Agriculture.

Workforce

Agencies still queueing for TMF funds

While Congress has yet to fund the Modernizing Government Technology Act for FY2019, agencies continue to submit project for consideration this year.

IT Modernization

Excellence begins at home, TTS chief says

Agencies don't have to depend on the General Services Administration to design and launch their own internal Centers of Excellence-like programs to support modernization.

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