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Debate about feds working overtime goes into overtime

A reader opened a new front (or more accurately, re-opened an old one) in the ever-present war between the public and private sectors by commenter questioning the amount of hours feds really put in. It seems that both sides of the debate put in job-related overtime. Whether it is productive is another question,

John Klossner overtime

Posted on Nov 09, 2011 at 12:19 PM3 comments


Other cartels that might alarm the former federal CIO

Former Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, writing an op-ed for the New York Times, described what he dubbed a federal contractor "cartel." Needless to say, this did not go over well with the federal IT community. Maybe some other organizations should be brought to Mr. Kundra's attentions.

Vivek IT cartel

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 12:19 PM0 comments


When agencies say no to innovation

The Partnership for Public Service recently conducted a survey that found that the majority of feds do not believe that agencies support their efforts to develop innovative solutions. Readers responded that it's not that agencies don't support innovation -- it’s that they don’t even like innovation. Is this a surprise?

federal innovation

Posted on Oct 25, 2011 at 12:19 PM0 comments