President fears that measures to protect employees who expose government wrongdoing could undermine his authority to manage executive branch officials.
A bill that the House passed would freeze pay for federal employees and members of Congress, but the 112th Congress ended without Senate action.
Studies show that most government leaders are unsurprised when IT projects are delivered late, over budget or scrapped before being implemented. But there is a way to dramatically improve the chances for success. Bob Woods and Marybeth Fraser offer some key steps to make it happen.
Value matters in big data investments, but money isn't the only measure.
A bill that the House passed would provide a mechanism to suspend Senior Executive Service members without pay for misconduct or malfeasance.
As agencies put the Digital Government Strategy in motion in their offices, the government is addressing the hot-button issue of privacy with the release of recommendations from the CIO Council’s Privacy Committee.
The White House created the IT Dashboard in 2009, but updates have now stopped as Congress and the administration fight over the federal budget.
Allowing online responses to the American Community Survey will improve data collection while reducing costs, and other agencies can use the underlying technology for their own purposes.
The State Department's six-year-old wiki-based knowledge-sharing tool is growing steadily, providing information to 60,000 department employees while costing next to nothing to run.
Making strategic cuts could provide a softer landing from the fiscal cliff, but government's old habits suggest it will be difficult to accomplish.
Sheila Campbell, who won a Federal 100 award in 2012 for her efforts to eliminate duplicative websites, has expanded her scope to encompass the larger federal digital strategy.
GAO: Agencies spent 70 percent of a $79 billion IT budget on existing systems in 2011.