Program Management


Learning the lessons of open projects

Lessons learned from the successful development of the Internet could teach federal leaders how to take on particularly "wicked" problems.

DOD to improve tracking of late-payment penalties

GAO found that DOD has processes for monitoring and reporting on late payments, but it has serious flaws.

OMB wants government to be easier to deal with

The goal of regulatory reform is to reduce the burden on private organizations dealing with the government.

DOD makes progress toward faster security clearances

Efforts to streamline the clearance process are beginning to pay off at DOD.

GSA IG gets $10M budget bump to watch travel, conference costs

The House Appropriations Committee has commended the IG with a $68 million budget for the coming year.

Steve Kelman

Herding the cats: How to lead a cross-organizational team

How can managers get members of a cross-functional to work well together and feel invested in the team effort? The question is not merely academic, writes columnist Steve Kelman.

DOD, industry finalize IT personnel exchange

A pilot program will help defense officials build up their workforce's skills to protect and defend.

4 challenges accompanying modular development

When developing a project in smaller bits, agencies create certain challenges that integrated project teams need to think about in the earliest stages.

How agencies can ease congressional meetings

Meeting with the right congressional staff members who share an agency's goals can make briefings so much smoother, GAO says.

Bob Woods

When leaders don't lead

IT leaders should not disregard the value of knowing something about IT, writes columnist Bob Woods.

OMB promotes agile IT development in new guidance

Incremental approach to IT project management is intended to save money and move IT projects ahead faster.

Federal IT forecast: Brace for impact

Sequestration and other hurdles pose challenges for federal IT, but it's not all bad news.