Policy


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GAO: Take account of reverse-auction growth

GAO recommends issuing governmentwide guidance aimed at helping agencies maximize competition and savings when using reverse auctions.

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White House unveils new open-government goals

The plan is a grab bag of existing transparency initiatives and a preview of policies due out next year.

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Pentagon exploring methods to mitigate insider threats

The Defense Department wants contractors to offer up ideas on combatting espionage, sabotage, treason and terrorism.

Stephen Warren

Congress still awaiting IT security answers from VA

Hill sources say the House Veterans' Affairs Committee has received only a single response to its multitude of inquiries.

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Telework Week 2014 aims higher

The Mobile Work Exchange wants to exceed 2013's record number of 112,000 federal employee participants.

Michael Hettinger

Financial management and freedom of choice

An industry spokesman argues that an official preference for federal shared service providers will hurt the agencies hoping to consolidate.

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Better contracting through multisourcing

The approach can help reduce risk and improve oversight at a time when agencies are being asked to do more with less.

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Bump in executive contractor compensation leaves everyone unhappy

OFPP announced a new cap of $952,308, but experts say further changes are possible.

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Is Cyber Command ready to stand on its own?

Alexander's planned retirement offers a chance to reorganize, but the changes required are anything but simple.

Frank Kendall

DOD issues new acquisition guidelines

The Pentagon's acquisition system remains largely unchanged, but the new guidance is designed to improve the critical early phases of the acquisition cycle.

Richard Spires

IT infrastructure: The 4 big obstacles and 6 ways to fix them

If CIOs can drive five tactical changes — and get the leadership support to do so — federal IT can be transformed by 2018.

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NARA looks to bring agency records into the 21st century

NARA's goal is to simplify the process for transferring agency records to the archive.