Management


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The measure of all things

A Commerce Department advisory council hopes to quantify innovation and measure the effectiveness of incubators and federal grants.

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Feds' procurement shortcomings a threat to industry

Bob Davis argues that the lack of a strong federal procurement workforce is not just a government problem -- and it’s time for industry to get involved in solving it.

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FBI wants cyber sleuths with some muscle

The bureau’s cybersecurity job requirements require applicants to complete a stiff physical fitness test, even though most of their time will likely be spent behind a desk.

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What private-sector CIOs are saying

A new survey explores industry CIOs' frustrations, ambitions and compensation.

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Closing the gender gap in federal IT

Here are several actions federal managers can take to create a more gender-diverse -- and successful -- workforce.

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Cloud and the changing org chart

When buying IT as a service, organizational charts will change. But jobs aren't necessarily eliminated -- they're enhanced, and that's crucial in national security settings.

Exit Sign

The feds who headed for the exits in 2014

FCW recaps the key retirements and shifts to the private sector.

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Get out of the weeds and lead

Excelling at a particular activity does not necessarily prepare to lead a team, just as playing the violin doesn't prepare you to be an orchestra's conductor.

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Agencies take different paths to mobility, GAO finds

A new study surveyed six agencies' strategies and their reliance on GSA for support in complying with the Digital Government Strategy.

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Iron Mountain settles with GSA over data storage suit

Firm agrees to pay $44.5 million over allegations of overcharging agencies for record storage.

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Inside the quest to prevent suicides through better data

FCW investigated efforts by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to improve a joint data repository on military and veteran suicides. Something as impersonal and mundane as incomplete datasets could be exacerbating a national tragedy.

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The future of FedRAMP

Despite delays, the program is at a critical point for determining the ultimate impact of cloud technology in the government space.