Management


Frank Kendall

DOD acquisition reform focused on people, not processes

Undersecretary Frank Kendall sees cultural change taking root among the Pentagon's 150,000-strong acquisition workforce.

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Biometric database, software inventory, smallpox and a prescreening milestone

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Bureau of Prisons mulls eDiscovery computers for inmates

While there isn't yet an active solicitation, the Bureau of Prisons is seeking cost information on a combined hardware-software eDiscovery system.

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Senate panel slams canceled Air Force IT program

A report from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations blasted the Air Force’s “cultural resistance to change.”

DEA probes geospatial cloud

The Drug Enforcement Administration hopes to establish a hybrid cloud environment that would allow federal, state and local governments to use the DEA's mapping tool.

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NSA critics, storm warnings and free books

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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IT hallway to launch in the fall

The "hallway" concept is part of GSA’s category management, aimed at creating a more efficient acquisition process.

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Canceled procurement, gaps in VOIP, virtual currencies and the future of the Net

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The cybersecurity framework and you

Deconstructing the tools that have emerged from Obama's executive order on securing critical infrastructure.

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NSTIC pilot offers identity proofing for health records

Security is a growing issue as more medical practices offer patients online access to their own health records.

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DARPA seeks online news provider

The proposed agency newsletter will serve an audience of about 120 DARPA personnel.

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Program management: The importance of architecture

Integrating a comprehensive business architecture into an IT program's technical architecture can reduce risk and save time and money.