• Third-Highest Ranking DOD Official Resigns After 9 Months

    Third-Highest Ranking DOD Official Resigns After 9 Months

    After serving in the position for a mere nine months, John “Jay” Gibson has announced that he will step aside as the Department of Defense’s chief management officer, the third-highest ranking official within the Pentagon, according to Federal News Network’s Jared Serbu.

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GAO Report Urges Improved DOD Security Measures for Internet of Things Devices

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A July 27th report released by the Government Accountability Office entitled Internet of Things: Enhanced Assessments and Guidance Are Needed to Address Security Risks in DOD found that, “Although DOD has begun to examine security risks of IoT devices through its infrastructure-related and intelligence assessments, the department has not conducted required assessments related to the security of its operations.

GAO Reports Findings on New Border Patrol Pay Scale

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report that examined the methodology and analysis by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014 (BPAPRA), which established a new overtime compensation system for Border Patrol agents at CBP: 0, 1, or 2 hours of overtime per day, with a corresponding overtime pay supplement of 0, 12.5, or 25 percent, respectively.

Senator Seeks GAO Review of Whistleblower Protection Agency

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The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) Committee Chairman, Ron Johnson (R-WI), sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an in-depth examination of the Office of Special Counsel’s (OSC) procedures and oversight mechanisms.

The Costs & Benefits of Telework for Feds

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Over 1 million federal employees are eligible for utilize telework capabilities, but what are the costs and benefits of this option for the federal agencies they work in?

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