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Democrats Ask Donald Trump to Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze Bid

Democratic lawmakers have called on President-elect Donald Trump to rethink his proposal to freeze federal government hiring once he takes office next week, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Joe Davidson writes Trump included the hiring freeze plan in his agenda for his first 100 days in office in a bid …

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House Committee Requests Briefing on DoD, DHS Silicon Valley Tech Offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has sent letters to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asking them to brief the panel about the offices their departments established in Silicon Valley, California. The panel told Carter in a letter published Tuesday they want information on the goals, mission and functions …

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Tony Scott: Gov’t Spends $3B on Maintenance Contracts for End-of-Life IT Products

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has said government agencies spend more than $3 billion on maintenance contracts for information technology products that are nearing retirement and no longer have available spare parts, service or patches, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Scott told Jason Miller in an interview at the ACT-IAC Management of Change …

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Lawmakers Seek to Address Federal Duplication Through Bipartisan Bill

House and Senate lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal agency executives to address redundancies uncovered by the Government Accountability Office, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) cosponsored the Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016 with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steve …

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