News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The Army is using an acquisition template known as the Information Technology Box to help it cope with cyberthreats.
OFPP and FAI aim to recruit, train, develop and retain talented acquisition professionals for the federal government, and revisions to the Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting are just the beginning.
The $60 billion vehicle for integrated services has already influenced other big acquisition efforts, but fiscal 2016 will be critical for OASIS's future success.
The federal CIO slammed the way federal agencies tend to spend too much maintaining old systems and how they rush to empty their budgets at year's end.
Government innovation is a no-go unless agencies, prime contractors and startups come together to clear the path.
The natural tendency of RFPs and RFIs to protect outdated architectures must be overcome if FITARA is to succeed.
CRs are a fact of life, but there are substantial costs to funding government on-the-fly.
The continuous diagnostics and mitigation program will give agencies a much-needed standard for reporting vulnerabilities.
The law's success hinges on a culture change from blame-setting to measuring progress toward desired goals.
In the first of three columns, a former government executive discusses what's really needed to prevent another massive data breach.
Beth Cobert has called for a renewed focus on the persistent pay gap between men and women in the federal workforce, with an emphasis on pay flexibilities that benefit men. But her efforts are only one step on a longer journey.