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  • Critical Read

    Losing the tech talent sweepstakes

    A new report says compensation and culture are the biggest obstacles keeping the government from hiring the best and brightest technology professionals. 12/13/2013

  • auctioneer

    Reverse auctions grow up

    Steve Kelman contends that the recent GAO report shows the practice has truly arrived 12/13/2013

  • Management
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    Defense bill leaves IT management in limbo

    Some of the legislative proposals are in conflict with reorganization plans unveiled earlier this month by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. 12/13/2013

  • Acquisition

    Experts debate value of reverse auctions

    Addressing fees and the need for oversight and guidelines would help avoid what one lawmaker called the trap of 'making it up as we go along.' 12/11/2013

  • Enterprise IT
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    Air Force strengthens CIO role

    The CIO will have more influence on IT strategy and budgeting, and the Air Force will move some of its components to DOD's enterprise email. 12/11/2013

    Kathleen Sebelius

    Sebelius orders probe of website contracting

    The HHS secretary is also calling for the creation of a chief risk officer position at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tasked with reducing risks associated with major policy initiatives. 12/11/2013

  • Critical Read
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    Report: Sequester cuts worse the second time around

    A new report from the Center for American Progress warns about the impact of the next round of sequester cuts on federal programs, including IT. 12/10/2013

  • Management
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    Nuclear weapons facility upgrades resource management system

    By using PeopleSoft, the Texas facility’s application could serve as a baseline for integration across the National Nuclear Security Administration. 12/10/2013

  • Snapshot
    PortfolioStat Status Check

    A PortfolioStat progress report

    The Office of Management and Budget launched PortfolioStat last year to help 26 major agencies identify and reduce duplicative IT investments. Here's how they’re doing. 12/10/2013

  • UAVs
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    FAA regs render Forest Service drones flightless

    The aircraft were bought six years ago to monitor marijuana fields, but can't get off the ground. 12/09/2013