Management


Col. Robert Collins

New program manager of DCGS-A hopes for strong start

Col. Robert Collins says close feedback from industry and soldiers can help improve a program that has struggled with inefficiencies.

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FAR Council sets new contract numbering plan

The rule is the result of a Government Accountability and Transparency Board recommendation to implement a uniform system for identifying the government's financial transactions.

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HHS Buyers Club cuts first contract, looks for more

More deals might have to wait until a new funding measure is enacted in the lame-duck session of Congress that starts next month.

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Could big-data analytics improve federal procurement?

Experts agree that applying analytics to acquisition could yield results in terms of cost and quality -- with the right data and know-how.

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IGs and cloud, smartphones and predators, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What we've got here is failure to communicate ...

At EA 2014, enterprise architects from across government grappled with the challenge of getting outsiders to understand what they do.

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OPM’s breakup with USIS could be a seminal moment

A state-sponsored breach, not other failings, reportedly prompted OPM to terminate its big contract with USIS.

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NSA IT, a better interface for CBP, data worries and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Big structural challenges face e-voting in the U.S.

An Atlantic Council report explores the challenges of online and mobile device-based voting.

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Fed millennials are a satisfied bunch

An OPM report found that almost two-thirds of federal employees born since 1980 consider government a good place to work.

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VA moving to fire embattled procurement official

Susan Taylor would be the first senior executive removed under expedited procedures enacted earlier this year.

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GPO cloud, Army IT, cyber insurance and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.