Management


John DeLong, NSA compliance director

DeLong: NSA security reforms predate Snowden

Compliance director also claims explaining what NSA does is becoming a greater part of the agency's culture.

18F

'Hacking bureaucracy' at 18F

Greg Godbout, executive director of GSA's innovation lab, wants to set an example in hiring and other areas for the rest of the federal government to emulate.

David Bennett

DISA's Bennett preaches COTS and consolidation

The CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency is finding that attachment to physical products is hard to shake.

Thomas Sharpe

GSA unveils unified acquisition strategy

the Federal Acquisition Service aims to be both a better provider and a trusted adviser.

Garren Givens

A new direction for Presidential Innovation Fellows

New PIF Director Garren Givens has revamped the selection process and installed a new system that means less "parachuting in" and wider opportunities for participants.

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CDM enters stage two: Critical applications

DHS has secured funding for a program to tackle the next layer of network vulnerabilities.

Soldier uses a Samsung device as part of the Nett Warrior project.  Photo: PEO Soldier

Barcodes and scanners: It’s the Army, not the supermarket

The goal is relieving busy data collectors in the field from labor-intensive tasks, saving time and reducing errors, says Col. Jack Wayman.

SEWP V

SEWP V awards delayed, start date unchanged

Contracts for SEWP V would be awarded sometime in September, not August, as had been previously planned.

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Staying out of the email hot seat

The IRS was the latest agency to learn about email archiving the hard way. Here's how to avoid being next.

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Finding savings in FOIA

An analysis of state-level freedom-of-information requests shows how cost-effective smart open-data efforts can be.

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The long-term budget outlook

When the Congressional Budget Office reassured agencies that no last-minute sequesters are needed for fiscal 2014, it also revisited the long-term targets. The forecast: Steady growth, but slowly.

astonished man in data center

Fed IT workers vote no confidence on data center uptime

Forty-two percent of federal IT workers surveyed by MeriTalk said downtime left them unable to do their jobs.