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

Agencies reported a 28% drop in official time usage across government in 2019, according to a new report from the Office of Personnel Management.

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HHS CIO Arrieta unexpectedly resigns

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Ohio State University sophomore Ezequiel Herrera looks up an old email about cybersecurity and phishing during an interview on campus on, Friday, March 30, 2018 in Columbus. Herrera says he has become more cautious about clicking through emails since he was caught off guard by fake phishing messages that Ohio State uses to make students and employees more alert and adept at spotting real cybersecurity threats. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)

VA not resting on laurels after nearly tripling and securing remote workforce

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In 2020, VA CIO finally received oversight over all IT spending despite 2015 law requiring it

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Sometimes federal work is downright hazardous

Some exposed employees got the virus in the line of duty. Now they’re suing for extra pay.

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Agencies initiate emergency acquisition authorities

The Defense Department raised its threshold for 8(a) sole source contracts to $100 million as required by the 2020 Defense authorization bill. While not…

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