• Management
    Paul Brubaker - photo source: Cisco

    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. 04/17/2014

  • Acquisition
    NASA

    GAO: NASA improving its project management

    Auditors say acquisition needs additional attention, but NASA gets good marks for managing maturing technologies. 04/17/2014

  • Cybersecurity
    world map

    Is government doing too much on cyber-response?

    A new report argues that private-sector firms make better first responders. 04/17/2014

  • Career
    Thomas LaRock of SolarWinds

    The accidental database administrator

    Here are five things administrators need to know to successfully manage mission-critical databases. 04/17/2014

  • David McClure at the 2014 Federal 100 gala

    McClure leaving GSA

    Longtime IT leader and 2012 Eagle award winner will retire effective May 31. 04/17/2014

  • Defense
    Katrina McFarland

    DOD aims to improve procurement communications

    Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Katrina McFarland tells industry that draft requirements could be shared earlier in the process. 04/16/2014

  • Oversight
    magnifying numbers

    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. 04/16/2014

  • ConAir Wi-Fi

    In-flight Wi-Fi for Con Air

    The Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System is bringing broadband to its planes. 04/16/2014

  • Networks
    FirstNet logo

    FirstNet leader D'Agostino resigns

    The general manager's departure comes as the First Responder Network Authority is in the process of developing a business plan and expanding its staff. 04/16/2014

  • Emerging Technology
    DARPA

    DARPA explores drone-powered Wi-Fi

    Research agency's program would put hotspots in the air to bring broadband to troops in the field -- much as Google is looking to do for consumers with its Titan Aerospace acquisition. 04/16/2014