Are they A-76 winners or second-class feds? Public/private jobs competitions are unpopular with lawmakers, fraught with anxiety for employees and increasingly not worth the trouble for companies invited to compete. But there are positive lessons for CXOs about the government's policy of competitive sourcing.
Getting the message out Everyone talks about best practices, but like messages in a bottle, best practices are difficult to find. Should agencies be trying harder?
Buzz of the Week: OMB's Burk will leave legacy of change
Feds earn low grades from SBA Half of all agencies received failing marks on first rating of small-business contracting
Security clearance process needs new ideas
Agencies to lead in applying immigration provisions
Editorial: Praising experimentation Web 2.0 technologies may be difficult to assess in terms of ROI, but there is potential in those technologies
Lent: Fixing an image problem
Talcove: A business case for IPv6
Kobuszewski: The new green
Does DHS need a chief manager? Lawmakers would like a CMO to provide long-term management continuity at DHS
Congress touts telework
Virtual sergeant does recruiting Army creates an intelligent search tool to assist overworked service recruiters
Watch out, YouTube
TSA could lose FAR exemption Lawmakers want TSA to follow the same procurement rules that everyone else does
Air Force stands behind industry code
E-authentication grows up GSA bets agencies will be willing to pay a fee for e-authentication services
Digital standards come first
House axes stability ops center
Congress takes aim at US-VISIT
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Steve Kelman contends that a recent report on agencies' prize challenges tells only half the success story.
OMB's Data Center Optimization Initiative gives agencies new metrics and goals for fiscal 2018.
NSA and the CIA have revamped themselves in the past year. FCW asked officials how well Fort Meade and Langley are collaborating in cyberspace in pursuit of their separate missions.
The latest version of the Defense Department-wide Enterprise Service Management Framework places more emphasis on managing IT risk.
Despite GSA’s efforts to accelerate the FedRAMP approval process, the lack of agency reciprocity puts the program’s central goals at risk.
Got some early-career colleagues who are doing great things in federal IT? Nominate them for FCW's 2016 Rising Star awards.
The agency software inventories required under the draft category management policy will be treasure maps that lead to efficient, effective, streamlined buying and unprecedented savings.
As experts warned of the "dire" threats posed by outdated federal technology, lawmakers grilled top feds, debated workforce issues and inched closer to backing a $3.1 billion fix-it fund.
The agency is making strides in developing and deploying border technologies but still has some weaknesses.
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