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Executive Group Claims VA Bonuses Ban ‘Counter-Productive’

An organization representing top federal managers claims that proposed legislation to ban bonuses for senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs is “counter-productive,” GovExec reports Tuesday. Eric Katz writes the Senior Executives Association believes the ban could either drive VA executives to retire early, seek employment in the private sector …

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GOP Leaders Back Federal Data Transparency Bill

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) have backed a piece of legislation intended to standardize how federal agencies publish spending and other common data, FCW reported Tuesday. Adam Mazmanian writes the lawmakers argue the proposed amendments to the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act will further …

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Proposed House CR Would Put CBP, ICE Furloughs on Hold

Both the Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies would receive additional funding flexibility to maintain their current staffing levels under a continuing resolution introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers Tuesday. The bill would continue funding the government at the current $986.3 billion level and keep sequestration cuts …

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NSF to Establish MIT Brain, Smart Machine Research Center

The National Science Foundation will allocate $25 million towards an intelligent machines research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and work in partnership with academic institutions and other organizations. Tomaso Poggio, the Eugene McDermott professor at MIT’s brain sciences department, will serve as the principal investigator for the Center …

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ODNI Issues Guidelines for Intell Community IT Standards; Al Tarasiuk Comments

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has implemented initial technology guidelines for the intelligence community with the goal of standardizing the information technology infrastructure across all agencies, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday. Jason Miller writes the baseline technologies come under ODNI’s Intelligence Community IT Enterprise program, which aims …

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