Management


Shaun Donovan at his June 11 confirmation hearing for the role of OMB director.

Donovan talks up management in OMB confirmation hearing

Senators tell nominee that Sylvia Burwell will be a tough act to follow as director.

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TSA looks to cloud providers for disaster recovery

The move is part of a broader plan to move the DHS component to virtual services.

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Acting DOD CIO goes public

Terry Halvorsen offers transparency and better data in town hall-style appearance before vendors.

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House bill seeks to reform DHS buying habits

The measure also would make DHS' CIO the lead technical authority for that agency's IT acquisition programs.

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VA is acquiring new scheduling IT, says CIO

An acquisition is in the works to replace VA’s troubled scheduling software with a commercial system.

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The myth of the telework gender gap

New data has destroyed the notion that teleworking is the nearly exclusive province of women with small children.

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FedRAMP deadline a soft one

Neither the GSA nor OMB is taking a hard stance on compliance with cloud-security guidelines, at least for the time being.

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Amazon takes up HealthCare.gov role

Adding AWS as a subcontractor is one piece of the plan to overhaul HealthCare.gov before the next open enrollment period.

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NTIA spectrum update, VA's wait-time audit, CAMEO task orders and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IT near top of human capital woes

Federal chief human capital officers told a GAO forum that agencies could be missing cost savings by not coordinating on HR IT.

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NIST updates monitoring authorization process

The latest guidance from the National Institute of Standards and Technology follows on a November 2013 risk-management framework from OMB.

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House and Senate VA bills put senior execs on notice

Legislation is in motion to give the VA more authority to fire senior executives, but is that the best solution to the agency's woes?