• Defense
    Pentagon photo by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ned T. Johnston

    Congress axes CMO office in 2021 defense bill

    The Defense Department’s third top position will get eliminated after just two years in existence, according to language in the final version of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act. 12/04/2020

  • Workforce

    Gender pay gap persists in the federal workforce

    Incomplete data on promotion by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission limit the ability of agencies to ensure equal opportunity for promotions across gender, race and ethnicity, the report says. 12/04/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    Cyber czar, CISA subpoenas included in must-pass defense bill

    Lawmakers are poised to vote on a defense policy bill that would advance dozens of recommendations made by a cyberspace commission. 12/04/2020

  • Innovation
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    New law enshrines modernization Centers of Excellence effort

    President Trump signed a bipartisan bill that codifies the Centers of Excellence program as way to seed and launch IT and business process modernization efforts at federal agencies. 12/04/2020

  • FCW Insider: Dec. 4

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 12/04/2020

  • Cybersecurity
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    CISA doesn't plan to tackle COVID vaccine disinformation

    CISA’s acting director Brandon Wales said his agency is not the right source to counter anticipated disinformation about coronavirus vaccines. 12/03/2020

  • Workforce
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    How dozens of Trump's political appointees will stay in government after Biden takes over

    Burrowing has a history that traces back to civil service reforms of the late 1880s, when Congress passed a law to try to ensure that jobs were awarded on merit rather than patronage. The number of hires sought under Trump is so far roughly similar to the tally of other recent administrations, but the types of positions being converted are more political than in the past 12/03/2020

  • IT Modernization
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    COVID prompts USCIS' pivot to video

    Social distancing requirements under the pandemic led to the acceleration of a modernization plan that included adding video feeds to the asylum interview process. 12/03/2020

  • FCW Insider: Dec. 3

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 12/03/2020

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  • Comment
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    What it takes to future-proof federal IT supply chains

    We have now advanced past that initial disruption brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and agencies and organizations should ask themselves: how can we make our supply chains better for the long term, and how do we continue to improve work-from-home security? 11/30/2020

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    Leveraging emerging technologies to transform the citizen experience

    To effectively deliver a 21st century experience, agencies must prioritize modernizing digital call centers with these emerging technologies. 11/02/2020

  • Comment
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    A post-COVID IT roadmap

    It's time to start talking about the next steps we need to take to ensure that our IT infrastructure and tools can continue to support the remote workers, while providing state-of-the-art, timely customer service 10/25/2020