Management


Ashton Carter

Rewiring the Pentagon: Carter's new cyber strategy

After two months on the job studying DOD's cybersecurity and IT needs, Secretary Ashton Carter is set to unveil a new Pentagon cyber strategy in Silicon Valley.

SEWP V logo, courtesy of NASA.

A SEWP explainer, an IG appeal and transportation info sharing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Shutterstock image (by adirekjob): magnifying glass resting over a missing puzzle piece.

Treasury IT under scrutiny

Sens. Ron Johnson and Tom Carper want more details on risky IT projects from the department's CIO.

Shutterstock image (by bioraven): hourglass with dollar bills falling through it.

Trouble tracking DHS acquisition

GAO says a lack of baseline information makes it difficult to tell if Homeland Security purchasing is meeting schedule and cost goals.

Shutterstock image (by Bruce Rolff): eyes in a binary tunnel.

OPM tightens contracts in response to hacks

The Office of Personnel Management acted in response to a pair of hacks that potentially exposed personal information on almost 75,000 federal employees, including some with security clearances.

Shutterstock image: developing a plan.

Backseat drivers plague procurement

Acquisition officers get too much advice from people who can't move the process forward, says Army Assistant Secretary Heidi Shyu.

Shutterstock image.

'The most unpopular person in the Pentagon'

DCMO nominee Peter Levine makes his case to be the one to go into "other people's rice bowls and tell them they're not doing it right."

census paper form

Could the 2020 census be another HealthCare.gov?

While it's too early to yell boondoggle, GAO says any delays and "we very well could have another HealthCare.gov on our hands."

SEWP V logo, courtesy of NASA.

SEWP switchover, more GSA hallways and a Commerce industry day

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Shutterstock image: vector of managerial skills utilized throughout a project.

What program management really means

The failure of massive federal IT projects can usually be traced to poor management. The solution is as multilayered as the projects themselves.

Shutterstock image: storms ahead.

The price of poor program management

Here are 1.8 billion reminders of why PM matters.

Christopher Steel, Chief Solutions Architect for Software AG Government Solutions.

Test your IT portfolio IQ

By answering the questions in five core areas, IT leaders can see whether they are on the right path with their IT portfolio management practices