Management


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IT Dashboard now rates HealthCare.gov as 'moderately high risk'

The escalation from medium risk reflects critical back-end tasks that remain incomplete and comes after most consumer-facing problems have been fixed.

Benjamin Knopf and Brian Gagnon of CEB

Identifying and managing troubled projects

CEB research shows that early problem identification and escalation are crucial to project success, yet the warning signs are all too often overlooked.

Naval Enterprise Networks

Navy trims NGEN transition timeline

The transition of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet to a new government-owned system had been delayed by bid protests and the government shutdown, but

Former FBI operative Eric O

Watch out for 'the guy in cubicle 3B'

It's easier to recruit an insider than to hack from the outside, warns the former FBI man who had a leading role in catching notorious spy Robert Hanssen.

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GAO: IRS should improve IT investment reporting

The watchdog agency wants the IRS to provide more and better quantitative information on IT spending to help gauge whether it is getting what it pays for.

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IT testing for 2020 count running behind

GAO auditors said that although the Census Bureau has made progress on the IT for the decennial count, several of the supporting projects have neither a schedule nor a detailed plan.

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Data breach response leaves something to be desired

The number of federal agency data breaches involving personally identifiable information increased from 10,481 in 2009 to 25,566 in 2013.

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Partnership for Public Service proposes sweeping changes to hiring and compensation

Among the recommendations: Benchmarking pay levels to private sector standards.

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Industry takes a wait-and-see attitude on 18F

GSA's digital incubator program has some private-sector leaders wondering if the agency is encroaching on their territory.

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Why federal hiring is so hard

Senate hearing explores procedural and practical hurdles to bringing top talent into government.

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Obama's management agenda stays the course

The fiscal 2015 budget proposal continues the Obama administration's effort to create a more responsive, agile and dynamic government.

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A business model for drones

Advances in IT provide an opportunity for DOD to rethink how it acquires, designs and builds unmanned systems.