The 2013 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey paints a picture of federal workers disheartened by furloughs, pay freezes and budget uncertainty.
Open-source service-oriented architecture can unlock the door to modernizing the government's legacy capabilities.
Although the number of federal teleworkers has risen to 300,000, that's still less than one-third of those eligible to do so.
IT managers can improve retention and productivity by focusing on these four drivers of employee engagement.
An independent auditor also found that the department's IT controls were among the significant deficiencies.
Congressional overseers are continuing their efforts to get a handle on the reasons behind the buggy launch of HealthCare.gov and on the site's overall costs.
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.
Despite task force recommendations, the White House makes clear that Alexander's successor will play both roles.
A new report says compensation and culture are the biggest obstacles keeping the government from hiring the best and brightest technology professionals.
Some of the legislative proposals are in conflict with reorganization plans unveiled earlier this month by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
The HHS secretary is also calling for the creation of a chief risk officer position at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tasked with reducing risks associated with major policy initiatives.
Addressing fees and the need for oversight and guidelines would help avoid what one lawmaker called the trap of 'making it up as we go along.'