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.
FOIA officers could save money and time by releasing certain types of frequently requested material in a machine readable format, like the disclosure of payment information under the Data Act.
FCW sat down recently for an exclusive interview with Greg Ambrose, the State Department's director of consular systems and technology, who talked about how his office is trying to prevent a repeat of the malfunction its visa and passport database experienced July 20.