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US military planners might be viewing China in the wrong light

Their aircraft carriers don’t have catapults. Their submarines are mostly diesel. Many of their aircraft are made of Soviet-era designs. Their economic…

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Federal CIOs have the most challenging jobs in the industry. Here’s why

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FILE - The U.S. Capitol in Washington is pictured on Friday, August 5, 2022. Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022, a compromise less ambitious than Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs and taxing immense corporations. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib, File)

For all of the noise, the new Congress is still getting itself organized

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A better working Capitol needs to come to terms with more working capital funds

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The military vaccine mandate is dead. So now what?

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The Defense Department is urged to get a better handle on its tactical aircraft investments

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Congress rejects funding increase for DHS biometric system, directs independent review

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Biden signs $1.7 trillion bill funding government operations

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Role of OIRA, compliance with 508 requirements highlight lawmakers’ focus on IT modernization in 2023

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Congress eyes one week of funding to avoid government shutdown

Congress will likely have to fund the government for one week to avoid a partial government shutdown. That’s according to Sen. Democratic Leader Chuck…

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Why a continuing resolution is ‘not enough’ to resolve staff issues at SSA

The Social Security Administration wants to hire 4,000 new employees and drastically reduce processing times during 2023, but agency officials say they…

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An accomplished federal CFO has a forum to share lessons learned

Gwendolyn Sykes has operated as a CFO at large federal agencies and in two major universities. At the moment. She’s the CFO of the Secret Service, and also a new fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration.

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