Richard Young finds the smaller Foreign Agricultural Service a more IT-intensive post than his old job at DHS.
FITARA gives Congress new tools for getting answers, and key legislators remain focused. But will it actually work?
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
A driving force behind FITARA, the former Hill staffer has opened his own consulting firm.
Steve Kelman calls attention to a private-sector experiment that holds important lessons for federal managers.
New laws promise to strengthen agencies' efforts to block network intruders, share information and build a topnotch cybersecurity workforce.
GSA is looking for ways to help its purchasing vehicles stay up-to-date as technology and capabilities rush ahead.
Poor execution, not poor planning, derails many new programs, but there are steps agencies can take to stay on track, despite the coming leadership changes.
Similar sites covering the Persian Gulf and Central Asia remain in operation.
"That's like asking whether the government is ready for oxygen," said 18F co-founder Robert Read. "It needs it, whether it knows it needs it or not."
The commission plans to bring cable TV and radio under the same disclosure rules as broadcast TV.
OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.
The Pentagon is like "four federated giant corporations" trying to procure their own cloud services, says the acting CIO.
The new cyber intel center will have about 50 staffers to start, with about half permanent employees and half detailees from intelligence agencies.
Technology problems are at the heart of a number of programs on GAO’s list of troubled federal initiatives.
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