Management


Rep. Darrell Issa

FITARA to get another look in the House

The IT acquisition overhaul bill the House will vote on Tuesday includes a few changes from the version included in the House-passed defense policy measure last year.

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Increased disclosure? Or an obstacle for EPA?

Debate over regulatory transparency raises questions of both privacy and process.

Michael Garland

Making the government the market of first resort

Rather than spend time and money adhering to the government's rigid procurement requirements, innovative new companies should have the ability to graduate into compliance.

Soldier using Defense Connect Online

Defense Connect Online hits milestone

DISA’s online collaboration tool registers 1 million users.

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Report: Government might expand NSA's database

Pending lawsuits could prompt agency to preserve meta data far longer than planned.

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ICE license plate-reader solicitation canceled

The DHS agency was seeking a company to build a smart phone-accessible database of license plate information that agents could use in the field.

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Automated passport system expands

Two Texas airports recently joined the program, which is decreasing wait times for international travelers.

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ICE wants license plate database for field agents

A solicitation said the database service should track vehicle license plate numbers captured by several sources, including cameras, law enforcement and repo men.

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IP switch could threaten FAA systems, says integrator

Harris Corp. has warned that hacking is much less difficult in IP and wireless environments than with hardwired systems, which could prove problematic for air traffic control.

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GAO: Better guidance needed on Computer Matching Act

OMB needs to be more consistent if the law is to achieve its purpose of avoiding waste and duplication, a new report says.

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Obama signs contractor minimum wage order

The executive order will apply only to new federal contracts or contract replacements beginning next year.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

New performance goals in the offing

Beyond the overall review, DDM Beth Cobert says there is more to come on the administration's look at IT procurement and program management.