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IT agenda teed up for 2014

Three key issues – acquisition, China sourcing and surveillance are likely to dominate the IT landscape in Congress.


Agencies face data deliverables in 2014

Some agencies have detailed schedules, others list overall goals, and a few appear to be behind the curve.


10 reports worth a second look

Among the most interesting Critical Read pieces FCW published in 2013 were ones covering the security clearance process, performance management and FISMA.

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The secrets of great teams

At USDA, a handful of IT leaders built a FedRAMP-certified cloud service -- ahead of schedule and under budget. Here's how they did it.

Secrets of Great Teams

David Wennergren on the role of teams in driving change

Why major reorganizations need both outside change agents and internal stakeholders.

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Take the pledge: 'I will care about management!'

The president should be more directly involved in key management challenges that have the potential to become public disasters.

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Air Force signs on with OASIS

Among the core elements of the contract are program management, management consulting, logistics and engineering services.

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A different diagnosis for

Alan Balutis argues that program management, not procurement, was the real problem -- and he has suggestions for how to fix it.

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New Year's resolutions for federal CIOs

The year ahead is fraught with technological and business challenges, but Anthony Robbins has three tips to help CIOs start off on the right foot.

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Sequestration, shutdown take a bite out of contractor revenue

Companies that don’t get in front of changed federal circumstances are “going to get left behind.”

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Conflicting contractor caps in budget, defense bill

Just because the president is likely to get the budget first is no guarantee he will sign it first – and the order is everything.

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Beyond better buying power: DOD acquisition reform needs a boost

A key finding of a new study: Competition can prod incumbents to perform well and incentivize others to come in and produce better solutions.