Are they A-76 winners or second-class feds? Public/private jobs competitions are unpopular with lawmakers, fraught with anxiety for employees and increasingly not worth the trouble for companies invited to compete. But there are positive lessons for CXOs about the government's policy of competitive sourcing.
Getting the message out Everyone talks about best practices, but like messages in a bottle, best practices are difficult to find. Should agencies be trying harder?
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Security clearance process needs new ideas
Agencies to lead in applying immigration provisions
Editorial: Praising experimentation Web 2.0 technologies may be difficult to assess in terms of ROI, but there is potential in those technologies
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Congress touts telework
Virtual sergeant does recruiting Army creates an intelligent search tool to assist overworked service recruiters
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Air Force stands behind industry code
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Digital standards come first
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Nov. 21 will be Defense Intelligence Agency Chief Innovation Officer Dan Doney's last day on the job.
GSA's administrator talks with FCW about short-term hiring, long-term planning and Robert Frost.
Without a future vision and an appetite for risk, reforms lead down a rabbit hole. There is a better way.
VA's top tech official says he is balancing risks while trying to keep the department's online services open for business.
After five years on the job, the founding director of the Office of Government Information Services believes that a deeper understanding and acceptance of FOIA is seeping into the federal government.
The September attack, made public Nov. 10, potentially puts customer and employee personal information at risk, including addresses, Social Security numbers and emails.
The General Services Administration's Matthew Goodrich predicts more agency-driven authorizations and previews a new two-year road map.
Archie Mackie became product director of enterprise computing at the Army PEO EIS in June. In a Nov. 7 interview with FCW, he explained why the Army is cautious but hopeful in its adoption of the cloud.
While IT procurement and design are already quite centralized under the Office of Information and Technology, sources tell FCW that telemedicine IT and app development at the Veterans Health Administration will be rolled up under the OI&T as well.
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