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Rethinking (again) the role of CIO

Eighteen years after the Clinger-Cohen Act created the position, experts discuss how the job of agencies' top IT executives has changed.

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Should every agency have an IG?

GAO says there are better alternatives for effective oversight of small agencies. Inspectors general, unsurprisingly, take a different view.

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Senate passes Data Act

The version differs from the one the House passed in November, but lawmakers are confident the legislation will soon be going to the president.

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Making the case for more contests

Government has barely scratched the surface of what it could achieve in R&D with more, better and bigger prize competitions, experts say.

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OMB seeks more money to tackle IT effectiveness

Budget Director Sylvia Burwell identified three management issues that need to be fixed to help IT procurement.

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Justice cancels 7 IT procurements over China links

The Section 516 rule seeks to eliminate IT gear from firms that are responsible for cyberattacks on U.S. companies or have ties to China's military.

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Zillow CEO: Agencies should offer more open data

Too much public data still flows through for-profit intermediaries, Spencer Rascoff said.

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Why federal hiring is so hard

Senate hearing explores procedural and practical hurdles to bringing top talent into government.

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Obama's management agenda stays the course

The fiscal 2015 budget proposal continues the Obama administration's effort to create a more responsive, agile and dynamic government.

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Cyberattacks: Too much how, not enough why

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance wants potential victims to pay attention to strategy rather than tactics.

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Can Barbara Mikulski fix the appropriations process?

The Senate Appropriations chairwoman -- whose state is home to more than 100,000 federal employees -- could be agencies' best hope for a return to regular order.

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FCC seeks $13.5 million for IT modernization

Chairman Tom Wheeler calls his agency's computer systems incompatible and highly inefficient.

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