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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

GSA earns top marks under FITARA 12 scorecard

House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations released the latest agency grades on progress around IT modernization goals.

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The pandemic’s toll on mental health should not be a security-clearance disqualifier, says national security official

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Agencies cut official time by 28% in 2019, per latest OPM data

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(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)An election worker examines ballots as vote counting in the general election continues at State Farm Arena on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

There is a lot of work to be done once we ditch this election storm

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FILE - In this March 24, 2020, file photo, members of The Ohio National Guard assist in repackaging emergency food boxes for food distribution at the Cleveland Food Bank in Cleveland. The use of National Guard units around the country to help with the response to the coronavirus pandemic is prompting rumors of a national lockdown or even martial law. Guard units are now helping to transport medical supplies, distribute food and even help direct traffic at drive-through testing sites. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Feds dig deep, literally, to help others

The annual Feds Feed Families drive takes a national problem to the local level.

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Retiring DOD deputy CIO reflects on a long career in federal service

Essye Miller, the Defense Department’s first black female principal deputy CIO is retiring. This week she joins host Aileen Black on Leaders and Legends…

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USPTO looks to move RPA bots from employees’ laptops to ‘centralized’ platform

Agencies have seen recent IT investments pay dividends during the coronavirus, putting them in a better position than the rest of the government to maximize telework, keeping up with the demand for public-facing services to ensure…

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