Andreas Grabner

Diagnosing's performance issues

The website's continuing troubles show why agencies must rethink system testing.

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Review team recommends ‘gap-filler’ satellite program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration needs to begin work immediately to help mitigate a pending gap in polar-orbiting weather satellite coverage.


Affiliation rules muddy small business contracting waters

As Congress asks questions about small business status, acquisition experts say inter-firm associations are the real issue.

President Obama speaks to the press about IT procurement and

President puts IT procurement in the spotlight

Best practices, clear lines of authority would have saved, say former officials -- and most reforms could be made under current law.

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The need for strategic IT workforce planning

Contending with IT talent risks in today's budget-constrained environment is critical and demands a focused approach.

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NOAA satellite programs earn mixed reviews

Independent review team notes progress on most recommendations, but concerns linger of a gap in coverage "that could be months or years in duration."


9 keys to avoiding another

Testimony from GAO's Powner on best practices for IT spending.

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After 17 years, still no biometric exit system

Falling costs might make a mandate from 1996 easier to fulfill.

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Federal agencies still lagging on telework programs

Three years after the Telework Enhancement Act, agencies still struggle to allow remote work, survey shows.

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DISA cloud contract deadline extended again

The Enterprise Storage Service II contract will be worth up to $427 million.

Richard Spires

IT infrastructure: Critical for long-term success

Richard Spires considers the possibilities of consolidation — and the structural obstacles to overcome.

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Toting up federal tweets

Social media management firm offers a glimpse into why some agencies hit their tweeting stride more often than others.