Management


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Avoiding the Senior Executive Service

While Congress takes potshots at pay and bonuses, top government executives say the SES is being decimated by morale problems and a reluctance of talented managers to join their ranks.

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Pentagon running behind on contracting database

Though the contracting system is relatively low-tech -- its underlying application cost less than $1 million -- it could have profound implications for DOD policy planning.

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OPM merges security investigation databases

The Office of Personnel Management hopes combining databases on those with access to clearance investigations will bolster security.

Sequestration gummed up IT plans

Budget cuts caused several agencies to rework plans for funding IT projects or dispense with them altogether, says a GAO report.

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Heartbleed tested agency readiness

A Democratic senator says "clear legal authority and processes to facilitate a seamless response" are still needed to effectively combat cyber threats, and the White House acknowledges "we still have more work to do."

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A menagerie of UAVs

As civilian agencies expand their use of unmanned aerial systems, the vehicles themselves are as varied as the missions.

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Contractors buoyant about fiscal 2015

With a year of fiscal calm on the horizon, federal contractors are forecasting a jump in revenue, according to a Deltek survey.

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Who is Shaun Donovan?

Meet the housing expert, cross-government policy leader, and trained architect who is President Barack Obama's pick to take over OMB.

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Tapping the potential of predictive analytics

The Internet of Things really could change everything -- and agencies need to start preparing now.

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VanRoekel bullish on OMB digital service's potential

Congressional approval needed to staff up, CIO says, but pilots prove agencies get real value.

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Remembering the human element in innovation

Tighter budgets could be a catalyst for rethinking how government operates, says OMB's Kathryn Stack.

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Feds doing a better job of sorting out bad contractors

GAO says suspension and debarment actions have more than doubled over the past four years.