Politically motivated decision-making – and the over-arching desire to meet the October 2013 launch date -- also played a role in problems with the sight, according to a new report.
With a new secretary in place and reform legislation headed for the president's desk, Department of Veterans Affairs IT and management practices have some big revisions ahead.
Changing processes is one thing, say federal acquisition experts. Get people to think differently, however, and you can accomplish real change.
The measure, introduced by Reps. Eshoo, Connolly, Hanna and Swalwell, would establish an executive branch office to review select projects for cost overruns.
Acquisition experts say reformers need to focus on the larger issues, such as attracting talented innovators.
The measures, all passed easily, deal with information sharing, technology procurement and the DHS workforce.
The agency wants proposals for short-term and long-term fixes.
In the evolving world of federal IT, revolutionary tech can help aid acquisition, but incremental change is often easier to implement.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
Capgemini Government Solutions has been around for some time, but a new CEO sees market openings.
The Consular Consolidated Database is operating at limited capacity after a glitch crippled it July 19.
Editor-in-Chief Troy K. Schneider says agencies could learn from the private sector's approach to succession planning.