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Dawn Lim

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Tech Roundup

Reforming IT purchasing, a worm-proofing app and predicting suicides.

Features

Game Theory

Using high-tech puzzles that reward ingenuity and play, federal agencies are tapping crowds for answers to problems they can't solve on their own,

Nextgov

Tech Roundup

Cybersecurity pilot, going mobile, gaming better weapons and the Navy's inventory challenge.

Management

Allegations of judicial interference roil HUD office

Administrative law judges at the department claim office director picked which cases each judge should take.

Oversight

Union: Rising costs built into $1.2 billion Marine Corps food contract

Documents surface as France-based Sodexo awaits outcome of bid to renew agreement.

Features

Hiring Hackers

The federal government turns to the underworld of computer cowboys for help shoring up its cyber defenses.

Defense

From Nextgov.com: Government taps an uneasy alliance with hackers

Agencies turn to the computer underworld for help shoring up their cyber defenses.

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News

From Nextgov.com: Supreme Court upholds search of a police officer's messages

Justices avoid tackling the broader question of how much privacy government employees can expect when texting on work devices.

Oversight

NASA sued for failing to disclose contracting information

Advocacy group wants data it claims will shed light on whether a space program partner is meeting small business subcontracting goals.

Trends

Bold Thinkers

Nextgov Awards honor eight managers who have conquered bureaucratic resistance to push through innovative ideas.

Defense

House votes to overturn ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’

President Obama praises bipartisan action and says the results of a Pentagon study will be critical in guiding a successful policy reversal.

Pay & Benefits

Moving On

House votes to offer families of fallen law enforcement officers relocation assistance to return from their duty post.

Defense

White House and Pentagon clear way for repeal of military ban on gays

Defense secretary says he can accept a legislative proposal to overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

Defense

House committee votes to honor public servants killed on home soil

Provision would set a precedent of treating those hurt or killed by terrorist acts as though they were in combat zones.

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Defense

White House to name FBI deputy director as new TSA head

This is the Obama administration’s third pick to lead the security agency, which has been without a permanent chief for more than one year.

Oversight

Lawmakers push potty parity

New legislation requires an equal number of male and female toilets in federal buildings.

Oversight

Private employees face barriers entering the federal workforce, observers say

Most external applicants don’t understand how to navigate the government’s complicated hiring process.

Pay & Benefits

Administration to announce hiring overhaul Tuesday

Agencies likely will be required to dispense with knowledge, skills and abilities statements by November.

Pay & Benefits

First lady applauds USAID employees

Michelle Obama thanks development workers for their efforts in Haiti and Afghanistan this year.

News

President honors top feds

Presidential Rank Award winners play critical roles in missions ranging from project management to scientific research and defense.