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Sen. Tom Coburn

Senator offers advice to avoid furloughs

Sen. Tom Coburn suggests leaving positions unfilled -- and names them a few.

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Nate Silver on big data's future: It's about attitude

In his latest book, statistician and predictive analytics expert Nate Silver describes his approach to forming forecasts out of data.


Chatting with the astronauts

The crew of the International Space Station spent an hour interacting with space enthusiasts via Google+ and YouTube.

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Innovation fellows program to expand

Strategic sourcing, better sharing of best practices also discussed by Management Advisory Board.

Linda Cureton, NASA CIO

Linda Cureton: IT innovator plans her next mission

NASA’s departing CIO leaves a bold legacy — and some challenges for her successor.


Survey: Feds believe analytics can save lives, money

New study finds hopes for big data are high, but questions remain about proving return on investment.

MyUSA team

What's next for the Presidential Innovation Fellows?

As the Presidential Innovation Fellows program seeks the next class of talented technologists, the most recent group looks back on the experience.

Roger Baker

VA CIO Roger Baker stepping down

Internal announcement leaves exact date, next steps unclear.

Sheila Campbell

From social media to social metrics

Social media platforms are increasingly used to better understand what people are doing and saying, says GSA's Sheila Campbell.

Thomas Carper

New names, new roles on Senate oversight panel

The new congress brings a new roster of overseers, aided by some familiar names.

Karen Mills

SBA leader to step down

SBA's Karen Mills announces she will leave her post when her successor is confirmed.

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How to join the Senior Executive Service

Moving into the exective ranks demands a proven track record and some high-level skills, but it's not a mystery.