• By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    OPM presses agencies to prep for telework in updated COVID-19 guidance

    Office of Personnel Management Director Dale Cabaniss urged agency heads over the weekend to "ensure that written telework agreements are in place for as many employees as possible," and encouraged agencies to extend ad hoc telework agreements to all telework eligible employees.


  • Acquisition
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    What flexible tech acquisition looks like at IRS

    The tax agency's update on an acquisition pilot gave insight into lessons learned and discussed what's in store for future projects. 03/06/2020

  • Defense
    soldier and IoT sensor network

    Services grapple with 'any sensor, any shooter' network concept

    The military is focused on developing a communications network concept to connect every service, but defining the concept, rather than coordination, is the challenge. 03/06/2020

  • Law Enforcement
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    Former DHS watchdogs charged in software and data theft

    Multiple members of the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General are accused of hatching a plot to steal government software and databases to underpin a new system they planned to sell back to the government. 03/06/2020

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    AFGE urges telework expansion amid coronavirus spread

    Separately, a group of Senate Democrats urged the Office of Personnel Management to assure federal employees and contractors that they won't face any discipline or adverse employment actions for following official guidance on when to stay home from work. 03/06/2020

  • health data (PopTika/Shutterstock.com)

    FCW Insider: March 6

    The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors. 03/06/2020

  • Government Operations
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    Agencies face tough calls on events amid COVID-19

    Two agencies made different calls on their significant conference events as the coronavirus outbreak evolves. 03/05/2020

  • Oversight
    Coronavirus COVID-19 under the microscope. 3d illustration By Andrii Vodolazhskyi shutterstock ID: 1643947495

    Lawmakers probe disconnect between Trump and top officials on COVID-19

    At a Senate hearing and a press conference, officials faced questions on whether the President of the United States is unhelpfully downplaying the severity of the coronavirus outbreak. 03/05/2020

  • Defense
    NSA ft meade sign official nsa photo

    Cyber Command preps force assessment

    The organization's election security role is expanding as cybersecurity threats evolve. 03/05/2020

  • Veterans Affairs
    Blue Signage and logo of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    VA leaders optimistic on July go-live date for new health record

    Watchdogs remain concerned that needed infrastructure upgrades are lagging behind the VA's deployment schedule for its new electronic health record system. 03/05/2020

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