Management


Michael Hettinger

Federal acquisition: Art or science?

Mike Hettinger argues that we need acquisition officials who understand not only the letter of the FAR, but also the spirit of its intent.

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$500 million in HealthCare.gov spending explained

An IG report details 60 contracts that went into building the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.

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What went into NASA's big website migration

The space agency has reduced costs for its websites as a contractor completes the first phase of migration to Drupal and the cloud.

Lynn Overmann, left, with Danielle Carnival. Photo by Stan Barouh.

The women behind OSTP

Five years ago, the office of the chief technology officer was effectively a boys' club. But times have changed.

Robert McDonald

How VA hopes to fix its scheduling system

Embattled agency promises an RFP for commercial solutions by late September, and aims to pick a vendor by year's end.

DOD releases RFP for $11 billion health record project

The long-awaited procurement will modernize military health records and must sync with Veterans Affairs systems.

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Taming the wild west of cloud acquisition

Federal buyers have a variety of ways to approach cloud services. Here are some strategies for cutting through the chaos to find the best solution for your agency.

teleworker at laundromat

What to make of USPTO's telework troubles

Amid the bad press and congressional inquiries, telework proponents stress that management, not location, is what matters.

CTO Todd Park

U.S. CTO stepping down

Todd Park is moving to Silicon Valley to recruit talent into federal IT ranks.

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More hands-on engagement promised at this year's ELC

As the government pivots to agile, this year's ACT-IAC leadership meeting hones in on practical problem solving.

John DeLong, NSA compliance director

DeLong: NSA security reforms predate Snowden

Compliance director also claims explaining what NSA does is becoming a greater part of the agency's culture.

18F

'Hacking bureaucracy' at 18F

Greg Godbout, executive director of GSA's innovation lab, wants to set an example in hiring and other areas for the rest of the federal government to emulate.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!