A new and exclusive Federal News Radio online survey found almost 70 percent of the more than 1,900 respondents say a partial government shutdown is “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to happen on Jan. 20 at midnight.
After meeting with D.C.-area officials, OPM decided there was no reason for a delayed opening on Wednesday morning.
The Agriculture Department issued a new policy that requires employees to be in the office at least four days per week thus limiting telework to two days per pay period.
GSA, OMB held a listening session for federal employees, contractors to begin to develop an implementation plan for an e-commerce portal.
Mike Hermus and Jeanne Etzel are leaving as the Homeland Security Department’s CTO and senior IT adviser, respectively.
Rob Palmer, who left DHS late last year and now is an executive vice president and CTO of ShorePoint, said lessons during his decade in government will help shape his private sector career.
Bill Curtis, the executive director for the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), said new standards will help agencies better understand the cost of IT modernization.
The Office of Personnel Management says it’s monitoring the weather situation for Washington, D.C. federal offices.
Federal News Radio obtained a draft of an executive order seeking to give CIOs new hiring authorities and IT governance.
Two vendors expanded the scope of the bid protests of GSA’s $50 billion IT services multiple award contract by going to federal court.
News about DoD’s Common Access Card, IT modernization and cybersecurity were the most popular notebook items last year.
Andy Seymour, the Defense Department’s public key infrastructure manager, said a new policy will require the services to unlock the PIV certificate authentication on the Common Access Card.
DC-feds are expected in, but Federal Executive Boards in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston are recommending agencies open under a two-hour delay.
The Federal Executive Board in Philadelphia region is recommending agencies give their employees an early dismissal on Jan. 4.