Messages are seen outside of the office of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., in Catonsville, Md., on Saturday.

Cummings’ Leadership on Federal Employee Issues, Bipartisanship Could Be Hard to Replicate

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The Future of Positioning, Navigation and Timing

As the world grows increasingly complex and adversaries become more adept at interfering with GPS signals, the military faces a growing need to need to develop innovative sources of PNT information.

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After Ohio Opioid Settlement, Local Governments Could Be Skeptical of State AG Agreement

Attorneys for cities and counties that brought litigation against drug companies say the size of a settlement brokered this week for two Ohio counties could encourage others to opt out of a broader agreement touted by state attorneys general.

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Amazon Is Spending an Unprecedented Amount on City Council Races

In Seattle, Amazon has spent over a million dollars trying to get pro-business candidates elected to the city council.

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Esper Recuses Himself from JEDI Cloud Contract Review

The Pentagon’s acquisition team will continue its review of bids submitted by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, as the department’s chief financial officer takes over the process. 

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The Path to Cyber Resilience

As a frequent recipient of cyber attacks, the public sector faces an increasingly dire situation in 2019. Managing and anticipating these risks will be vital, but are agencies covering their bases and laying the groundwork?

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Now’s The Time To Share Your Bold Ideas and Stories

A chance to tell your colleagues across government about innovative approaches you’re implementing.

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When the Savings Don’t Materialize

COMMENTARY | Sometimes, state and local governments don’t end up seeing the results they hoped for. Then what happens?

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OMB Focused on Trust and Agility in Tech Improvements

Increased agility will help tech officials maximize their IT modernization efforts—and perhaps build more trust in government among the public.

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Supreme Court Will Consider Whether Consumer Bureau’s Structure Is Constitutional

California-based law firm is arguing the bureau’s director has been given too much authority, violating the separation of powers.  

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U.S. Marines Try Using Drones to Bring Blood to Battle

The light unmanned aircraft made hundreds of supply drops during recent Australian live-fire wargames.

Oversight

Play of the Day: More on Mulvaney's Press Conference

The White House official is walking back some things he said last week.

Nextgov

Russian Hackers Co-Opt Iranian Cyber Tools to Attack 35 Countries, NSA Warns

In a joint advisory, U.S. and British authorities said the Turla group is piggy-backing off the work of Iranian rivals to advance its own agenda.

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Suburban Growth is Pressuring Groundwater Supplies in a Dry Western State

A new report describes how an Arizona program designed to replenish the water is facing challenges.

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How a Community Apologized for Failing to Stop a Predator

Police in Meridian Township, Michigan, dismissed a 2004 complaint against gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, a decision that allowed him to continue abusing young women for a decade. Then they went public with their mistake.

Nextgov

FedBizOpps Will Be Retired After Veterans Day Weekend

The public repository of federal contracting opportunities will be migrated to a central procurement website following a weekend-long “data freeze.”

Workforce

With Employees Facing Attacks and Murder Attempts, Land Agencies Say They’re Ill-Equipped to Enhance Security

Safety at land management agencies is hampered by law enforcement staffing decreases and border deployments, auditors find.

Management

Merit Board Suggests Ways Agencies Can Hire 'Better,' Not Just 'Faster and Cheaper'

The Merit Systems Protections Board is lending its support to the Office of Personnel Management's hiring reform efforts.

Oversight

Special Counsel Temporarily Suspends Knowing Hatch Act Violators Without Pay

The two Defense Logistics Agency employees were aware of the law limiting political activity and in one case had received extensive training.

Management

Analysis: Why Firing Mick Mulvaney Is Riskier Than Keeping Him

President Trump’s third chief of staff seemed destined for the door until impeachment came along.

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Federal CIO Outlines the Administration's 2020 Tech Priorities

Suzette Kent flagged priority data sets and a focus on supply chain security.