Michael Hettinger

Financial management and freedom of choice

An industry spokesman argues that an official preference for federal shared service providers will hurt the agencies hoping to consolidate.

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Better contracting through multisourcing

The approach can help reduce risk and improve oversight at a time when agencies are being asked to do more with less.

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Bump in executive contractor compensation leaves everyone unhappy

OFPP announced a new cap of $952,308, but experts say further changes are possible.

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Is Cyber Command ready to stand on its own?

Alexander's planned retirement offers a chance to reorganize, but the changes required are anything but simple.

Congressional Record on iPad

GPO plunges into digital future

The head of the Government Printing Office outlines a strategy to take the 'print' out of GPO.

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DOD targets $1B in high-level staff cuts

Reorganization will move business systems oversight to CIO's office.

Richard Spires

IT infrastructure: The 4 big obstacles and 6 ways to fix them

If CIOs can drive five tactical changes — and get the leadership support to do so — federal IT can be transformed by 2018.

Catherine Howard

Addressing 'second-generation' gender bias

Women are woefully rare in IT management positions, and fixing that demands a concerted effort.

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IG dings DHS on internal cybersecurity

A Republican critic claims gaps in the department's defenses "would be obvious to a 13-year-old with a laptop."

Jeffrey Zients

Zients: much improved, but still in progress

The site can now accommodate 50,000 simultaneous users, and a "virtual waiting room" has been established for times when demand exceeds capacity.

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GAO: NASA needs to reflect IT investments in EA

NASA officials said their failure to comply with the PortfolioStat directive does not translate to a lack of oversight.

Bill Dougan, NFFE

NFFE's Dougan on shutdowns, IT hiring

The National Federation of Federal Employees president is predicting another shutdown come January.