Management


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News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What program management really means

The failure of massive federal IT projects can usually be traced to poor management. The solution is as multilayered as the projects themselves.

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The price of poor program management

Here are 1.8 billion reminders of why PM matters.

Christopher Steel, Chief Solutions Architect for Software AG Government Solutions.

Test your IT portfolio IQ

By answering the questions in five core areas, IT leaders can see whether they are on the right path with their IT portfolio management practices

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NS2020 sparks deluge of questions

GSA's telecom contract draft RFP is drawing plenty of attention from industry and agencies.

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GAO: Planes vulnerable to cyberattacks

A new report says that FAA has been taking steps to protect air traffic control systems from hacks, but "significant security-control weaknesses remain."

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Building more agile project management offices

Delivering business outcomes with continuously changing IT portfolios requires project managers to have a more entrepreneurial skill set.

Dan Gordon, former head of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Longtime procurement expert Gordon set to retire

The former OFPP administrator and GAO executive, now an associate dean at GWU Law School, is retiring in July.

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IT overlaps high on GAO's duplication list

Better management of software licenses, data centers and IT portfolios could save billions, says the annual GAO report on government efficiency.

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Agencies take first scary steps under FITARA

Federal CIO Tony Scott says the new law could mean some CIOs will be out of work.

Frank Kendall

Kendall welcomes House acquisition reform bill, with caveats

The Pentagon's top acquisition official says provisions concerning the service chiefs and acquisition experience for personnel need improvement.

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Unpacking Terry Halvorsen’s 3 reasons for pursuing BYOD

Bob Stevens contends that the Pentagon's test program is proof of BYOD's importance.

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