The Homeland Security logo is seen during a joint news conference in Washington, Feb. 25, 2015. The Homeland Security Department said Friday that Cameroonians would be temporarily shielded from deportation, saying extreme violence between government forces and armed separatists in the African nation made conditions unsafe for people to return. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

DHS CIOs see “IT academy” as way to boost growing tech workforce

Like many agencies, DHS is trying to recruit new tech talent. But the agency also wants to advance professional development opportunities for its existing…

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How a few agency leaders are defining, measuring ‘meaningful’ in-person work

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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington. Two high-ranking Trump political appointees at the EPA engaged in fraudulent payroll activities, including payments to employees after they were fired and to one of the officials when he was absent from work, that cost the agency more than $130,000, a report by an internal watchdog says. Former chief of staff Ryan Jackson and former White House liaison Charles Munoz submitted “official timesheets and personnel forms that contained materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements

How the EPA funneled enforcement into a difficult-to-reach part of the country

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD suddenly abandons plan to replace Defense Travel System

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Office of Personnel ManagementGroup of current and former OPM directors and deputy directors attend CHCO Council 20th anniversary celebration and awards ceremony

The CHCO Council’s role is growing, but major recruitment and retention challenges remain

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Gen. David Berger, the new U.S. Marines commandant, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Berger said he is concerned about deteriorating relations between Japan and South Korea, both key regional allies. Berger told reporters that Japan and Korea have common interests despite their differences, such as the threat posed by China, and he hoped politicians will work out a resolution. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)

The future Marine Corps depends on training and retaining talent

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Congress aims to reauthorize Commerce telecom agency for first time in three decades

NTIA is seeking a big budget boost this year, and some lawmakers want to bolster the agency’s authorities over issues ranging from federal spectrum management…

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DoD looks to expand Cyber Excepted Service, won’t implement new SSR for IT workforce

The Defense Department says it doesn’t favor adding its workforce to OPM’s new special salary rate for IT and cyber employees, largely for cost reasons….

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House lawmakers concerned half of VA’s IT contracting dollars going to 10 companies

The Department of Veterans Affairs is ramping up IT spending across several major projects, but those contracting dollars are increasingly concentrated amongst a handful of large companies.

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