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OMB Touts Money and Time Saved From Regulatory Cuts, Eliminating Busywork

President’s management agenda update highlights 100 “burden-reducing” initiatives. 

Trump Signs Order Requiring Agencies to Offset Some New Spending

Researchers have suggested the Bush-era policy could hurt program management.

How OPM Cut the Paper Out of the Performance Review Process

So far, the USA Performance app tracks more than 35,000 federal employees—a number expected to more than double in 2020.

Diverse Perspectives are Critical when Deploying Emerging Tech, Officials Say

New tech comes with uncertainty, which is why federal teams should seek out expertise and different opinions.

NavalX Innovation Office Really Wants the Navy to Be More Agile

The office is expanding to more cities and publishing iterative playbooks that are as agile as the gospel they preach.

Who Wants to Hack the Army Again?

Active U.S. military, federal civilians and individuals invited by HackerOne can participate in the service’s second bug bounty.

New Tech Promises to Stop Drones from Overflying Stadiums — and Find the People Flying Them

Raytheon says its products helped police nab four flying drones over an outdoor concert.

Former Navy Secretary: Effective Cybersecurity Requires Persistent Presence

In nearly eight years as Secretary of the Navy, I faced a steep challenge on how to manage cyber threats at the pace of 8 million attempted intrusions a day in an organization of 900,000 people, Ray Mabus writes.

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Report: IRS Should Have an Official In Charge of Customer Experience

The agency could also improve its website and share more feedback, analysts conclude in first-of-its-kind report.

A Plan to Reduce Bench Warrants—By Text Message

After success in one county, Minnesota is rolling out a statewide program that sends reminders to defendants about their court appearances.

OMB Official: Issues Placing Reskilling Grads Highlight Need to Rethink Payscale

More steps are necessary before the administration's plan to reskill employees truly addresses workforce gaps.

Million Veterans Program is Now Open for Online Enrollment

Veterans who opt-in to sharing their DNA through the program have the opportunity to support medical discoveries and health improvements across future generations.

GSA Outlines Multiple Award Schedule Consolidation Efforts

Officials have been rooting out inconsistencies and duplication in the Schedules program.

NIST is Hunting for Tech to Secure the Energy Sector’s Network

Officials want to help power companies bolster their digital defenses as renewable energy resources like solar panels and wind turbines introduce more vulnerabilities to the grid.

How Trump's Defiance of Impeachment Probe Could Leave Federal Employees Criminally Liable

As White House pledges no cooperation, experts say employees have options to remain on a legal path.