Management


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A $300 million IT flop

Six years and nearly $300 million later, the Social Security Administration has decided to press "reset" on its project to improve the claim processing system. Here's what happened.

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Can 28 nations collaborate online?

As NATO seeks a "cultural shift," a new intranet system will serve up to 10,000 would-be collaborators.

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OFPP nominee lays out agenda

Anne Rung told senators at her confirmation hearing that she hopes to create areas of specialization for acquisition officials.

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Strategic sourcing’s subtle effects on small business

The emphasis on pricing can work to squeeze small firms out of the running for contracts, says a senior Hill staffer.

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DOD stresses testing, evaluation improvements

Officials tout Better Buying Power 2.0 as a catalyst for defense acquisition reform.

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GAO: What Congress' watchdogs are thinking

Meet the leaders behind all those audits.

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GAO: Q&A with Gene Dodaro

Richard Cohen recently sat down with Gene Dodaro to discuss his experiences in working with the GAO.

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The power of priorities, postponing DCGS-A and opening data in D.C.

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Nominee promises digital answers to VA problems

The Obama administration’s attempt to turn the page at the Veterans Affairs Department moved to Congress with the confirmation hearing of Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald.

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Former Navy secretary calls for minimalist approach to IT security

Richard Danzig argues that the U.S. government should "forsake some efficiencies" in the pursuit of security.

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3 ways to get more out of the Data Act

An expert in government management and transformation argues more is required of Congress and agencies alike.

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SEC plans a makeover for EDGAR

The Securities and Exchange Commission intends to award a contract to overhaul its online public company filing system by the end of September.