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One company shows how it is embracing agile

CivicActions puts its 'open' money where its mouth is on 18F BPA.

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Google-style recruiting — even in government

Hire people who are better than you, and make sure they’re smart and curious, says Google exec Laszlo Bock.

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HHS mirrors Google, bank regulators' IT shortcomings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Barry West, CIO of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Barry West still missing at FDIC

The agency CIO and former AFFIRM president has been on leave since at least early June.

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Small business contracts: Digging into agencies' performance

The percentage of contracts going to small businesses varies widely from agency to agency -- and the patterns for specific small-business types are even more interesting.

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e-QIP fallout and more phishing schemes

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA ponders partnership with DISA on telecom

GSA is including a clause in the EIS contract to bring it in line with the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation System.

Rep. Gerald Connolly

Unlike Clinger and Cohen, Connolly says he's here to stay

The authors of the last big federal IT reform law left Congress soon after enactment. Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly says "we're going to continue to watch over" FITARA implementation.

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NASA still a great place to be a boss

The Department of Labor experienced the most improvement in a survey of Senior Executive Service satisfaction, while Defense and Veterans Affairs continued to lag the field.

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First, admit you have a problem

Greg Godbout's advice to agencies confronted with data-based evidence of a project's failure? Admit you messed up and quickly change direction.

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CIO Scott seeks new framework for government cloud

Federal CIO Tony Scott wants to re-imagine government processes for cloud.

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OPM yanks background check system offline

Weeks after first disclosing massive breaches, OPM has shuttered a vital background check system.