Management


Sequestration gummed up IT plans

Budget cuts caused several agencies to rework plans for funding IT projects or dispense with them altogether, says a GAO report.

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Heartbleed tested agency readiness

A Democratic senator says "clear legal authority and processes to facilitate a seamless response" are still needed to effectively combat cyber threats, and the White House acknowledges "we still have more work to do."

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A menagerie of UAVs

As civilian agencies expand their use of unmanned aerial systems, the vehicles themselves are as varied as the missions.

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Contractors buoyant about fiscal 2015

With a year of fiscal calm on the horizon, federal contractors are forecasting a jump in revenue, according to a Deltek survey.

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Who is Shaun Donovan?

Meet the housing expert, cross-government policy leader, and trained architect who is President Barack Obama's pick to take over OMB.

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Tapping the potential of predictive analytics

The Internet of Things really could change everything -- and agencies need to start preparing now.

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel at the Feb. 6, 2014, Igniting Innovation event

VanRoekel bullish on OMB digital service's potential

Congressional approval needed to staff up, CIO says, but pilots prove agencies get real value.

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Remembering the human element in innovation

Tighter budgets could be a catalyst for rethinking how government operates, says OMB's Kathryn Stack.

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Feds doing a better job of sorting out bad contractors

GAO says suspension and debarment actions have more than doubled over the past four years.

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Enterprise-wide software license management lags, GAO finds

Without executive direction from the federal CIO, agencies will have difficulty realizing cost savings through enterprise-wide software license management, says a new report.

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Senate panel approves DHS cyber hiring measure

The bill is aimed at giving the Department of Homeland Security more flexibility in hiring cybersecurity specialists.

May 2014 Partnership for Public Service and Grant Thornton report - Embracing Change

CHCOs seek improved training, hiring flexibility

As agency budgets continue to flatline, federal human resources executives see a need to transform the way the government recruits, hires, trains and rewards employees.