With Four Days Until Deadline, Agencies Begin Shutdown Preparations

The Office of Management and Budget led a required call with agency officials last week.

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A Shutdown Would Have More Negative Effects than You Might Think arrowThe budget impasse threatens our future capacity to govern.

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Inspectors Find Big Cyber Vulnerabilities in U.S. Missile Defense System arrowThe managers of the nation’s missile defense system aren’t ...

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Ex-Russian Spies Say The U.S. Is Losing Because It Can’t Control Social Media arrowEx-Russian Spies Say The U.S. Is Losing Because It Can’t ...

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The Discovery Of The Titanic Wreck Was a Front For a Secret U.S. Military Mission arrowThe real story was classified for decades.

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Is the Federal Workforce Reaching Its Breaking Point? arrowThe level of burnout across government may be approaching a crisis point. The cost ...

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Play of the Day: Mick Mulvaney Is The Right Man For The Chief of Staff Job arrowHis 2016 comments about the president suggests he is paying ...

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States, Counties and Cities Report Surges in Hepatitis A Cases arrowSTATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Communication black hole during Camp Fire … N.Y. ...

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U.S. Homelessness Edged Upwards This Year, Federal Report Says arrowAt least one advocacy group points to housing affordability as a key ...

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Jails May Not Be Able to Hold Juveniles Pretrial Much Longer arrowLocal governments would have three years to find space for youths elsewhere, ...

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Trump Administration Revives Priority for Workforce Cuts arrowNew memo appears to reverse a reversal on slashing federal jobs.

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Report: Tech Shops Don't See Themselves Driving Change arrowNearly 60 percent of civilian tech specialists cited insufficient funding as a ...

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'Not Even Invited Into the Room:' How the Trump Administration Is Treating Federal Scientists image description When Trump was elected, federal scientists were worried. Two years later, their fears are being realized. Read more

Four Traps in Federal Recruiting, and How to Avoid Them image description As the need for talent is increasing, competition from the private sector is growing fiercer. Read more

What Really Ails the Federal Workforce image description We know what’s broken—leading the list is the General Schedule. Read more

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


Artificial Intelligence Unleashed image description How agencies can use AI to automate & augment operations to improve performance.

Modernization Nation: A look at updating the federal government's technology and operations image description The push to modernize the government’s IT systems, across all its branches, is ramping up. In this ebook, we’ll discuss how policymakers have set the tone for IT modernization with objectives and directives and how agencies are attempting to meet them.

Government Data Detectives: How agency data shops are fighting fraud image description As federal agencies turned to data analytics, they've been able to break up high-dollar fraud rings in the mail, health care and even prisons. This special report examines how successful scam-busting shops tap tools and talent to save taxpayers' money.

Software Enables Innovation image description As policymakers in Washington continue to debate information technology strategy, IT professionals in federal agencies need to be ready to put it all into place to better serve the agency’s objectives and the public interest.

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