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Inside Trump's Massive Government Reorg Plan

The Trump administration has released its anticipated blueprint for government reorganization, including plans to vastly transform some agencies. “[T]oday’s Executive Branch is still aligned to the stove-piped organizational constructs of the 20th [c]entury, which in many cases have grown inefficient and out of-date,” the …… » Read more


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Defense Policy Bills Head to Conference

The House and Senate have approved their own versions of the fiscal year 2019 defense policy bill, clearing the way for a conference committee of defense authorizers to draft a final measure that can pass both chambers and get signed into law by President Donald Trump.  While each of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Acts …… » Read more

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Relieving the Pain of Paper Performance Appraisals

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is offering a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution to relieve the “pain point” of outdated paper processes required to complete employee performance appraisals. Roughly 75 percent of federal agencies are wasting time on antiquated paper processes to complete performance appraisals, OPM …… » Read more

Check-out the Contracting Life Cycle Series! This 12-month guided learning path is designed to help you get through your procurement in time for the end of the FY, and prepare for post-award success!

Industry News: A Virtual Border Wall?

Controversial virtual reality (VR) trailblazer Palmer Luckey has launched a new defense contractor, and its first big project is a virtual Mexico-U.S. border wall, NextGov reports. The new startup — called Anduril, after a sword in “The Lord of the Rings” — has been testing its virtual border wall prototype with …… » Read more

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