Management


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NIST, NARA move to secure federal data on outside systems

New draft guidelines would apply to sensitive but unclassified data on contractors' IT systems and other nonfederal networks.

CTO Todd Park

One man's 'detailed knowledge'...

Former CTO Todd Park told a House subcommittee that he didn't manage HealthCare.gov before its ill-fated launch.

Stephen Warren

VA reports improvements, unfinished work on information security

VA's top IT official tells Congress that the legacy of a decentralized management structure still lingers, as the agency tries to promulgate security standards.

Jason Chaffetz

Meet Darrell Issa's replacement

As the new chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will have a full plate in the 114th Congress.

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DHS audit, S&T website and smartphone encryption

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Using IT to address the federal talent shortage

Better systems and talent science can help agencies fill vacancies faster -- and avoid making the wrong hires.

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VA IT problems, HealthCare.gov successes, a Senate surveillance bill and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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HHS adds four more 'Entrepreneurs in Residence'

The latest participants in the department's tech development program were matched with teams of HHS employees to work for a year on "high risk high reward projects."

Stephen Warren

VA misses targets for fixing IT security risks

VA's top tech official says he is balancing risks while trying to keep the department's online services open for business.

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NASA rethinks contract awards under latest SEWP iteration

Responding to multiple protests, NASA said that until "corrective action is complete, any awarded SEWP V contracts remain suspended."

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Bridging the skills gap one vet at a time

Companies are helping veterans transition to careers in big data, enterprise architecture and other fast-growing IT fields -- and getting well-trained employees in the process.

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Former DHS official: Response to USIS hack could have been better coordinated

A former DHS official, 10 days removed from the job, details what went down and why. Meanwhile, U.S. CERT Director Ann Barron-DiCamillo calls for more cyber hygiene in wake of USIS hack.