Management


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How bosses and workers see the federal workplace

A new report says a dangerous disconnect exists at several agencies -- and aligned views do not necessarily point to a happy workplace.

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Common-sense techniques to save taxpayer dollars

Basic business concepts such as price transparency can drive big savings. We need to apply them more broadly.

Rear Adm. Robert Day, USCG

DHS girds for fiscal 2016

Homeland Security officials talk priorities and possible pain points as budgets constrict yet again.

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GSA's Hashmi goes to GitHub to talk IT trends and strategies

In an April 11 GitChat, GSA's acting CIO stresses agile development, open source and modular contracts as priorities for his agency.

Jaime Gracia

Why past performance must be part of acquisition reform

Past performance is one of the most important factors in contractor selection, and the government should do more to ensure that such information is accurate and objective.

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Navy expects big savings from consolidated tasking system

Officials say TRACKER will trim the Navy's IT footprint and replace legacy, siloed systems.

IT Dashboard DOD Overview

DOD expands use of IT Dashboard

Officials are posting more information on the site to comply with OMB's governmentwide IT reporting requirements.

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.

Lego Blocks - Interoperability

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.

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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.