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Dan Tangherlini GSA image

Can sequestration polish GSA's image?

Tangherlini tells Congress that cost-cutting pressures are a golden opportunity "for GSA to demonstrate its worth."

revolving door

DHS gets an interim cybersecurity chief

Bruce McConnell to replace Mark Weatherford on an acting basis.

Thomas Sharpe

New FAS commissioner plans fixes for cost avoidance problems

Thomas Sharpe, two months into his new role, pledges to address problems highlighted by inspector general.

workers

Where are the cyber pros?

The federal government's need for a robust cyber workforce is a long-standing concern, but meeting the need remains a challenge.

distinguished warfare medal

DOD rethinks medal for cyber warriors

A new honor for personnel who contribute to war efforts from remote locations, such as drone pilots or those who fight in cyberspace, is ranked too highly, critics say.

woman teleworking outdoors

Telework Week sees participation surge

Annual event encouraging telework try-outs demonstrates enthusiasm, savings.

Ben Balter

'Baddest' innovation fellow goes to GitHub

Ben Balter has taken a position at the open software collaboration platform, maintaining a focus on government.

Naba Barkakati

Naba Barkakati: On your side

The chief technologist at GAO wants to dispel the notion that an audit is something to fear.

Excellence.gov Award

DOD servicemember website receives top 2013 Excellence award

ACT/IAC's awards program honors exemplary uses of technology in the government.

Guide dog

Increasing social media accessibility

Like service dogs, which assist the visually impaired in the physical world, technology exists to make websites more useful to people with disabilities. A new federal initiative seeks to accelerate and expand its use.

Dan Tangherlini at microphone

Tangherlini: Feds should take a lesson from their connected kids

The way today's children do their homework can provide some ideas for government innovation, GSA chief says.

Bob Woods

The value of tombstone thinking

It is easy to zero in on the activities that matter when you consider your accomplishments in terms of an epitaph, writes Bob Woods.