Management


Beth Cobert_FOSE 2014

Cobert tees up IT management plans

OMB advocates are finding ways to make IT procurement more agile as they seek broader systemic reforms.

News and notes from FOSE

Highlights from the first day at the FOSE conference.

FAR image GSA

CBP offers 'explanation plus' to losing bidders

The plan is to tell vendors who fail to win a contract why they lost, within the constraints of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, rather than just telling them that they did.

Complexity (Shutterstock image)

Change, technology and the federal workforce

From using data intelligently to adjusting to a younger workforce to training with a purpose, experts analyze the near-future of government.

Stewart Liff

How to inspire government employees

Dealing with problem employees head-on can go a long way toward improving performance and morale.

Executive Team (Shutterstock Image)

DHS looking for a few good private-sector executives

TSA and CBP are now participating in the Loaned Executive Program, which brings private-sector executives into federal agencies for unpaid six-month assignments.

man graphs performance

Stat overflow?

Screening IT projects at the start could be a boon -- but it's got to be done right.

census paper form

Census pushes electronic reporting for company survey

Moving elements of the economic census to the web is part of larger effort by the Census Bureau to move all data collection online.

man with light bulb sign

GSA holds Demo Day for 18F

The General Services Administration's coming-out party for its 18F digital incubator showed off the program's multifaceted capabilities.

computers and globe_data sharing

Lockheed looks to open standards

The standardized software is intended to boost the sharing of cyber-threat information through automation.

Dan Chenok

How to 'Pre-Stat' your IT

Managing complex federal IT projects requires not just the best development practices, but across-the-board engagement of agency leaders.

computer network

NIH readies new IT contract

The $20 billion solicitation will give agencies access to commodities and solutions related to a variety of IT initiatives, Washington Technology reports.