The DHS agency filed justifications for changes to blanket purchase agreements with a handful of IT systems providers.
The Science and Technology Directorate will deploy research personnel to DHS components to get a better grip on agency IT needs.
GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini remains effusive about the problem-solving potential of government.
Chris Hamm will assume the duties of the retiring Steve Viar, who has headed GSA's Federal Systems Integration and Management center since 2010.
It takes at least six months to get from RFP to a contract award, and "six months is a lifetime when it comes to security," says the Navy's Victor Gavin.
Obama administration officials are confident a solid foundation and a new team will support open-government plans even after the departure of two key leaders.
The obstacles are many, but the Open Standard's Matt Rosenberg argues that database innovations could help build public awareness of IGs' vital work.
Deputy Federal CIO Mikey Dickerson says senior leaders need to get better about understanding technology to improve outcomes on large scale IT projects.
The consulting service arose from the ongoing challenge of being called in to fix IT projects long after they were funded, scoped and set in motion.
OPM's annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey found that most federal employees still find their work to be important, even if many critics do not.
James Tunnessen has instilled a sense of urgency in the IT team as head of digital innovation and development at Citizenship and Immigration Services.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.