Management


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DOD looking to modernize travel for employees

With the resumption of sequestration possible, the Pentagon wants to find a cheaper way to travel.

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Sonny Hashmi's 9 principles for GSA IT

The General Services Administration's CIO outlines his agency's commitment to the cloud and open source technology -- and gets positive private-sector reviews.

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Innovation -- even in a bureaucracy!

Rob Shelton, PriceWaterhouseCooper’s global lead for innovation strategy, contends that the key is picking the right processes.

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Malware warning, good and bad news on contracting, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Executive order targets labor law violators

The latest White House contracting directive singles out vendors while ignoring a much broader problem, says Alan Chvotkin of the Professional Services Council.

GAO blasts planning, oversight and cost overruns for HealthCare.gov

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.

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13 things that are about to change at VA

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.

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Is innovative IT acquisition all in your head?

Changing processes is one thing, say federal acquisition experts. Get people to think differently, however, and you can accomplish real change.

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Bipartisan IT procurement overhaul bill unveiled

The measure, introduced by Reps. Eshoo, Connolly, Hanna and Swalwell, would establish an executive branch office to review select projects for cost overruns.

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Forget the doorknobs, kill the alligators

Acquisition experts say reformers need to focus on the larger issues, such as attracting talented innovators.

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House passes three cyber bills

The measures, all passed easily, deal with information sharing, technology procurement and the DHS workforce.

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NASA seeks input on data center consolidation strategies

The agency wants proposals for short-term and long-term fixes.