Management


Sylvia Matthews Burwell - Photo Courtesy of the Walmart Foundation

And who will replace Burwell?

OMB director gets the nod to replace Sebelius, who is resigning from HHS

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GSA moves toward category management

The agency is using its experience with the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative to adopt targeted buying practices similar to those used in the private sector.

Sylvia Burwell

OMB seeks more money to tackle IT effectiveness

Budget Director Sylvia Burwell identified three management issues that need to be fixed to help IT procurement.

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GAO: IRS has information security control weaknesses

The IRS has failed to consistently install appropriate patches on all databases and servers to protect against known vulnerabilities, GAO found.

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A 'start-up guide' for information interoperability

The aim is to provide a common language that makes it easier to share data from disparate sources, along with tools and techniques to make the sharing safer.

Richard Spires

Program management: The people factor

Other fundamentals matter little if the right team is not in place, but too often key roles go unfilled, writes Richard Spires.

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GAO sees opportunity for IT savings in duplication report

The watchdog agency wants tougher oversight from OMB in PortfolioStat reviews and stronger agency-level CIO authorities to provide more visibility into troubled IT projects.

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Justice cancels 7 IT procurements over China links

The Section 516 rule seeks to eliminate IT gear from firms that are responsible for cyberattacks on U.S. companies or have ties to China's military.

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IG: DHS risks leaving remote workers stranded

The department's inspector general says backup plans for the systems that support workplace as a service are inadequate.

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Experts advise not rushing to meet digital records deadline

"Where I see failures happening in implementation is when people try to do too much all at one time," says Guidance Software’s Chad McManamy.

NASA releasing source code catalogue

The April 10 release will detail a wide variety of applications available for public use -- albeit in PDF form only for now.

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GSA 'family plans' post savings

The blanket purchase agreements are realizing 24 cents in savings on every dollar spent.