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GSA's administrator talks with FCW about short-term hiring, long-term planning and Robert Frost.
Without a future vision and an appetite for risk, reforms lead down a rabbit hole. There is a better way.
VA's top tech official says he is balancing risks while trying to keep the department's online services open for business.
After five years on the job, the founding director of the Office of Government Information Services believes that a deeper understanding and acceptance of FOIA is seeping into the federal government.
The September attack, made public Nov. 10, potentially puts customer and employee personal information at risk, including addresses, Social Security numbers and emails.
The General Services Administration's Matthew Goodrich predicts more agency-driven authorizations and previews a new two-year road map.
Archie Mackie became product director of enterprise computing at the Army PEO EIS in June. In a Nov. 7 interview with FCW, he explained why the Army is cautious but hopeful in its adoption of the cloud.
While IT procurement and design are already quite centralized under the Office of Information and Technology, sources tell FCW that telemedicine IT and app development at the Veterans Health Administration will be rolled up under the OI&T as well.
Steve Kelman argues that the best place to improve federal procurements is at the beginning.
As an engineer I obviously can see the big retirement wave that did hit in February and March. Yes, it was short and things went back to nearly normal in April, but it did not go far below normal to significantly compensate for that big hit - a very BIG hit considering that the total retirement for the year was far above projected. I know some of it was due to the furloughs and lack of pay increases (which equate to pay cuts when you factor inflation). Not much of a reason to come to work at a reduced pay when you can do almost as well on retirement. The future doesn't look much better.
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