VA Tries to 'Restore Regular Order' Amid Leadership Uncertainty

Department spokesman says VA officials are now “on the same page” and “speaking with one voice” on behalf of veterans, employees, Congress and outside groups.

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How a Pentagon Contract Sparked a Cloud War arrowAmazon and Google are taking on defense contractors in a heated battle for billions in ...

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EPA’s Pruitt on Defensive to Congress, Deflecting Blame While Also Promising Changes arrowLawmakers voice concerns about fallout from EPA ...

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House GOP Group Envisions Massive Changes to Civil Service in Budget Proposal arrowThe Republican Study Committee plan reiterates White House ...

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Feds Need To Be Pirates, Not Ninjas, Says Defense Health Official arrowDefense Health Agency's David Cooper urged his fellow feds to embrace ...

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Lawmakers Want to Boost Their Tech-Savvy By Reviving Defunct Office arrowThey want to reopen the Office of Technology Assessment, a research ...

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Experts Question Feasibility of SNAP Work Requirements Plan arrow“If we want to do this, let’s do it well,” according to Pete Weber of the ...

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Where Retirement Is Headed arrowChange is coming at an exponential rate.

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Cities Competing to Conserve the Most Water arrowSince its inception seven years ago, the National Water Pledge Campaign has collected more ...

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Watchdog: Agencies Could Save $178 Billion if They Stopped Duplicating Efforts arrowAgencies with the highest number of open recommendations ...

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With No Permanent Leadership, VA Forges Ahead on $16 Billion Health Records Effort arrowThe Veterans Affairs Department will press on with its ...

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SPECIAL REPORTS

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

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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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