White House to Meet With Federal Agencies to Ensure Enactment of Trump’s Agenda

Meetings will inform operational decisions, budgetary tradeoffs and legislative proposals.

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One of the Pentagon’s Worldwide Networks Is About to Get 10x Faster arrowThe Defense Information Systems Agency announced its plan to increase ...

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Defense Bill Would Send Military Reinforcements to DHS’ Cyber Mission arrowThe bill would also transfer most of DISA’s network defense ...

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Route Fifty

Utah Adds Long-Term Budgeting to Its Planning Strategies arrowNew law builds on earlier steps toward better fiscal management

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Scott Pruitt’s New Rule Could Completely Transform the EPA arrowIt would not only undermine 30 years of clean-air regulations, but radically ...

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Pay & Benefits Watch

Federal Workforce Training and Education, Digital Personnel Records and More arrowA weekly round-up of pay and benefits news.

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Excellence in Government

How Agencies Can Tap a Rising Generation’s Impulse to Do Good arrowThe public sector’s need for young, motivated talent has never been more ...

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Excellence in Government

The Value of Failing arrowA new research center at Columbia University is committed to figuring out how to turn failure into success.

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Excellence in Government

How Know-It-Alls Threaten Organizations arrowThey're especially prone to overestimating their knowledge, and that hurts everyone.

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The Pentagon Is Making a Ray Gun to Stop Truck Attacks arrowA device that resembles an old phonograph may soon be used to jam and shut down ...

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Mulvaney Targets Consumer Bureau's 'Yelp'-Like Complaint Portal arrowActing director encourages bankers’ argument against posting unvetted ...

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A ‘Bureau’-cratic Debate Over an Agency’s Official Name arrowMick Mulvaney says the CFPB is really the BCFP.

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The Trump Administration’s War on Regulations image description Career civil servants have joined the crusade to cut red tape—to a point. Read more

Civil Service Reform Must Be a Priority image description It would be a mistake to limit reform to policies controlled by the Office of Personnel Management. Read more

Imagine the Possibilities of Real HR Reform image description The HR function costs the federal government just under $2,000 per civilian employee, compared with approximately $1,400 in the private sector. Read more

Managing Your Career in the Trump Era image description Do you feel like you are making a difference or are you just trying to survive? Read more


Flash Poll: The Future of Collaboration image description The federal government’s effectiveness depends on those who carry out its mission — and in order to do their jobs, federal employees need to have access to state-of-the-art collaboration technologies. To learn about the current state of federal IT tools, GBC polled a random sample of 143 federal employees in January 2018.

Racing Toward Efficiency: Government's Pursuit of the Next-Generation Data Center image description While the MGT Act provides agencies new funding to follow through on critical IT priorities, the most recent FITARA scorecard suggests that status quo processes are incompatible with data center optimization goals. So: what can agency leaders do to get the most out of their IT infrastructure?

Data-Driven Readiness: Using Advanced Analytics to Balance Performance with Costs image description Defense organizations have long sought to take full advantage of one of their most valuable resources – the vast amount of data they collect day in and day out. This data can support more insightful, forward-looking decisions about readiness, logistics, manpower, costs, and a host of other critical defense concerns.

To Innovate, Public Sector Agencies Need to Modernize image description Public sector agencies realize the potential of digital transformation. The replacement of outdated legacy IT systems with modern technology such as the cloud has the potential to transform how agencies operate and deliver services, enabling a 21st century user experience with the kind of seamless access and convenience that constituents have become accustomed to in their private lives.

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