• GSA Issues Final Rule on Payments in Kind

    GSA Issues Final Rule on Payments in Kind

    The General Services Administration has issued a final rule creating a new definition for “payment in kind” to account for waived or discounted registration fees provided by non-federal sponsors of meetings or functions in which an agency employee speaks, participates in a panel, or presents information. The rule notes that these are not payments in kind.

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DHS Latest Agency to Lose CIO

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Last Thursday, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Richard Starapoli, resigned unexpectedly, according to an announcement made by Stephen Rice, DHS’ deputy CIO, at a meeting of the agency’s CIO Council.

Homeland Security Execs Under Scrutiny for Personal Email

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and 28 other officials are under fire for accessing personal email from federal computers despite an agency-wide ban due to heightened security concerns.

This Week on FEDtalk: Enhancements & Whistleblower Programs

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Tune in this week for a special show on whistleblower programs with the Justice Department’s Deputy IG, a Deputy Counsel at Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General, and the Office of Special Counsel's Chief of Investigation and Prosecution.

Visa Applicants to Undergo Social Media Vetting

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Visa applicants who pose a potential terrorism risk will soon be asked to hand over social media profiles and handles from the last five years to the State Department. 

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