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  • Innovation
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    The measure of all things

    A Commerce Department advisory council hopes to quantify innovation and measure the effectiveness of incubators and federal grants. 01/06/2015

  • Procurement
    Bob Davis

    Feds' procurement shortcomings a threat to industry

    Bob Davis argues that the lack of a strong federal procurement workforce is not just a government problem -- and it’s time for industry to get involved in solving it. 01/05/2015

  • Cybersecurity
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    FBI wants cyber sleuths with some muscle

    The bureau’s cybersecurity job requirements require applicants to complete a stiff physical fitness test, even though most of their time will likely be spent behind a desk. 01/05/2015

  • Data Snapshot
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    What private-sector CIOs are saying

    A new survey explores industry CIOs' frustrations, ambitions and compensation. 01/05/2015

  • Comment
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    Closing the gender gap in federal IT

    Here are several actions federal managers can take to create a more gender-diverse -- and successful -- workforce. 01/02/2015

  • Comment
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    Cloud and the changing org chart

    When buying IT as a service, organizational charts will change. But jobs aren't necessarily eliminated -- they're enhanced, and that's crucial in national security settings. 01/02/2015

  • People
    Exit Sign

    The feds who headed for the exits in 2014

    FCW recaps the key retirements and shifts to the private sector. 12/31/2014

  • steve kelman

    The secret danger of strong leaders

    Steve Kelman looks at research that warns leaders who feel too powerful can hinder good team performance. 12/31/2014

  • Bookshelf
    Lead Like It Matters, front cover.

    Get out of the weeds and lead

    Excelling at a particular activity does not necessarily prepare to lead a team, just as playing the violin doesn't prepare you to be an orchestra's conductor. 12/29/2014

  • Mobility
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    Agencies take different paths to mobility, GAO finds

    A new study surveyed six agencies' strategies and their reliance on GSA for support in complying with the Digital Government Strategy. 12/24/2014

  • Big Data
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    Inside the quest to prevent suicides through better data

    FCW investigated efforts by the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to improve a joint data repository on military and veteran suicides. Something as impersonal and mundane as incomplete datasets could be exacerbating a national tragedy. 12/23/2014

  • Contracting
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    Iron Mountain settles with GSA over data storage suit

    Firm agrees to pay $44.5 million over allegations of overcharging agencies for record storage. 12/23/2014

  • Comment
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    The future of FedRAMP

    Despite delays, the program is at a critical point for determining the ultimate impact of cloud technology in the government space. 12/23/2014

  • Leadership
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    How to be a REALLY bad manager

    10 rules to help you stand out from the management crowd (plus some tips on that other approach). 12/22/2014

  • FEMA Logo

    Guess what's on FEMA's wish list

    Report from the agency's recent industry day outlines IT priorities for the next five years. 12/22/2014

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