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Senate Committee Approves AGILE Procurement Act for IT and Communications Tech

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs advanced the AGILE Act of 2022 in an effort to help improve the federal government’s IT procurement process.

These Are the Agencies Federal Employees Are Leaving at the Highest Rates

After jumping during the pandemic, the government's overall attrition rate has stabilized.

U.S. Courts Still Suffer Poor IT Management Following 2020 Breach, Watchdog Finds

A U.S. Government Accountability Office’s report indicates insufficient IT workforce planning and management at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, following the office’s 2020 system breach.

If Trump Is Reelected, His Aides Are Planning to Purge the Civil Service

Officials are looking to revive a controversial order issued in Trump's waning days and have already identified 50,000 federal positions to target.

More Americans Want 'Very Major' Government Reform

With the number of federal breakdowns piling up, the public is deeply divided on the size and role of government. 

Federal Agencies Invest More Each Year in Cloud as Benefits Outweigh Challenges

Government IT experts promoted the benefits of migrating to the cloud, even as they cautioned about the need to train employees and navigate the regulatory process.

White House Advocates Cloud Investment as a Path to Artificial Intelligence

A new report from the White House points to advanced cloud technologies to help bolster artificial intelligence R&D at the federal level.

EEOC: Women still lag far behind men in the government’s STEM workforce

A new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission digs into women in the government’s STEM workforce, showing gaps in overall participation, leadership and pay.

Solid Collaboration Tools Essential to Remote, Hybrid Work

User-friendly collaboration tools that work as expected are key to remote worker satisfaction, a new survey finds.

GAO: State Department Needs to Do More to Address IT Workforce Challenges

The agency does not have the necessary data to evaluate its IT staffing practices, according to the watchdog.

White House Updates Acquisition, Business of Government Priorities

Workforce, interoperability and governance all feature in the new goals set for the President's Management Agenda.

Virtual Meetings Stymie Creative Teamwork

A new study finds that in-person teams generate more ideas than remote teams working on the same problem -- possibly because when people focus on the narrow field of vision of a screen, their thinking becomes narrower as well.

CFPB Expands Technologist Hiring Program

A top agency official says the agency needs more technologists to help it achieve its core mission.

TSA Implements 'Surge Team' to Allow Pipeline Industry Flexibility on Security Directives

The new recruits are processing companies’ requests seeking the approval of “alternative measures” to comply with a directive the agency issued in response to the May 2021 ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline.

The Supreme Court Deals a Major Blow to the EPA, and All Agencies

The court's conservative majority limits agencies' capacity to write new rules on major issues.

Agencies Are Responding to the Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling. Here's How.

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees’ access to in-state reproductive health services disappeared Friday after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.