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Task force: FAA should employ simple, free solution for public to register drones

A task force composed of public and private stakeholders recommend federal regulators stand up an unmanned aerial vehicle registration process that is simple to use, free and only required of drones over a certain weight.

OPM looks to update public affairs job classification

The Office of Personnel Management wants subject matter experts at federal agencies to help it revise the classification and qualification standards for the Public Affairs occupational series — a federal job description that has not been updated since its issuance in 1981.

GSA unveils website redesign

The General Services Administration Nov. 16 launched a refreshed website that the agency says is more user friendly and compatible with mobile devices.

DoD, GSA, NASA seek to do away with DUNS

A proposed rule spearheaded by the Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA would amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation to change the methodology currently used to identify the entities receiving federal awards like grants and contracts.

Spotlight: Federal labs increase rate, efficacy of technology transfer, finds new report

A recent report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on the technology transfer activities of federal laboratories reveals some encouraging statistics.

Agency writing gets clearer, report card shows

More agencies are making the grade when it comes to providing the public with easily understandable information, the 2015 Federal Plain Language Report Card finds.

Open beta update to goes live

The Treasury Department Nov. 10 unveiled an open beta version of its site, which serves as the government's hub for federal spending data.

Customer engagement efforts to vary widely across government in 2016, says Forrester

In 2015 federal agencies became more customer centric, with a focus on improving customer service as a cross-agency priority goal, digital services, mobility and leveraging big data; however, 2016 could be less homogenous, says Forrester Research.

Spotlight: USCIS digitization program was not 'too big to fail,' says Jeh Johnson

Homeland Security Department Secretary Jeh Johnson issued a lengthy statement Nov. 11 outlining how the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is turning around a troubled records digitization program.

Commerce Dept. launches data 'startup'

The Commerce Department Nov. 9 announced the launch of the Commerce Data Service, a startup within the office of the secretary, which will encourage the sharing of data for economic growth and innovation.