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GSA Seeking for Federal Employees to Develop Tech Ideas via 10x Program

The General Services Administration’s Technology Transformation Service office launched a four-phase program to solicit, fund and test ideas from federal employees seeking to improve government services through the use of technology, Nextgov reported Monday. The 10x program “is designed to find, fund, grow and sustain new technology products and services,” Nico Papafil, acting lead director of the initiative, told Nextgov.

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ODNI, OPM Seek to Accelerate Security Clearance Process With New Framework; Bill Evanina Quoted

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of Personnel Management plan to implement policy changes under a new framework to speed up the vetting and security clearance procedures for federal personnel, Federal News Network reported Thursday. One of the changes ODNI and OPM will implement is reducing the number of tiers of background investigations from five to three: trusted/low-risk, secret and top secret.

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Trump Imposes Federal Pay Freeze via Executive Order

President Donald Trump on Friday released an executive order that imposes a freeze on the salary of federal employees, CNN reported Wednesday. The policy cancels a proposed 2.1 percent salary raise and “locality pay increase,” which are scheduled to take effect in January.

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Beth Cobert: Credit Monitoring, Identity Protection Among OPM’s Efforts Amid Data Breaches

Beth Cobert, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, has highlighted the agency’s efforts to offer assistance to federal employees and other victims of two recent data breaches, GovExec reported Wednesday. Charles S. Clark writes Cobert said that OPM has implemented automatic enrollment of affected individuals into identity protection and …

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OPM Breach Draws Attention to Government’s IT Shared Services Adoption; Samuel Schumach, John Marshall Comment

The Department of Homeland Security has issued a statement citing the possible association of an Interior Department-run shared services data center with a breach that may have exposed records of 4 million current and former federal employees at the Office of Personnel Management, Government Executive reported Friday. Although the potential link …

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