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A different diagnosis for

Alan Balutis argues that program management, not procurement, was the real problem -- and he has suggestions for how to fix it.

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New Year's resolutions for federal CIOs

The year ahead is fraught with technological and business challenges, but Anthony Robbins has three tips to help CIOs start off on the right foot.

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Sequestration, shutdown take a bite out of contractor revenue

Companies that don’t get in front of changed federal circumstances are “going to get left behind.”

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Conflicting contractor caps in budget, defense bill

Just because the president is likely to get the budget first is no guarantee he will sign it first – and the order is everything.

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Beyond better buying power: DOD acquisition reform needs a boost

A key finding of a new study: Competition can prod incumbents to perform well and incentivize others to come in and produce better solutions.

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Report: Plummeting morale threatens government output

The 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey paints a picture of federal workers disheartened by furloughs, pay freezes and budget uncertainty.

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Go open to transform legacy systems

Open-source service-oriented architecture can unlock the door to modernizing the government's legacy capabilities.

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OPM telework report highlights government progress

Although the number of federal teleworkers has risen to 300,000, that's still less than one-third of those eligible to do so.

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Boosting IT employee engagement

IT managers can improve retention and productivity by focusing on these four drivers of employee engagement.

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DHS gets first 'clean' audit

An independent auditor also found that the department's IT controls were among the significant deficiencies.

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White House, oversight panel battle over contractor documents

Congressional overseers are continuing their efforts to get a handle on the reasons behind the buggy launch of and on the site's overall costs.

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VA still mum on IT security questions

When given the opportunity at a private briefing to respond to assessments and criticisms of the department's IT security posture, VA officials declined to comment.