Management


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Counting mobile, robot gap, rural tech and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Mobile security at risk with the arrival of millennials

A recent survey shows a marked gap between Baby Boomers and their younger counterparts when it comes to protecting workplace data.

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DOD needs a change in acquisition culture

The Pentagon needs a modern, agile acquisition process that can get technology into the field faster — and industry should take the lead.

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Secure sharing: Maintaining the right balance

Think you can succeed by zeroing in on a single problem? Sorry, but life is not that simple.

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IT’s role in supporting workplace collaboration

As feds increasingly turn to cloud-based tools, IT leaders have an opportunity to reduce risks without hindering innovation.

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Calling all space tech

NASA announced several multimillion dollar initiatives reaching out to industry and academia. The goal: investing in the future of space technology.

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NS2020 RFP probably pushed back

The hoped-for July release of the GSA contracting vehicle's RFP will likely slide into late summer.

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Hiring, firing, pay and training -- it all needs fixing, says panel

Public vs. private pay, management training and probationary period lengths were at the center of a discussion on how the federal workforce has gone wrong and how the problems might get fixed.

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What workers – especially millenials – want

Agencies and industry face mounting challenges as young, telecommuting employees feel less engaged with their work. How can leaders keep talent from disconnecting or leaving altogether?

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IT a big reason Congress is pondering a private air traffic control system

While the safety record of the FAA-operated air traffic control system leads the world, stakeholders are concerned about the slow pace of technological upgrades.

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Survey: 'Always-on' mindset slow to penetrate government

A new survey of federal IT professionals found that 51 percent need a day or more to find and fix app performance problems.

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Why acquisition reforms fall short

After two decades of good intentions, it's time for an enterprise strategy for IT acquisition and management.

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