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?
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Security clearance process needs new ideas
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Air Force stands behind industry code
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Seasoned government managers are hopeful about an innovation effort backed by the president, but they see pitfalls and the possibility of duplication.
Early self-reporting suggests that 81 percent of agencies are on track to electronically manage email records.
The head of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental says his goal is to drive culture change in the DOD's acquisition and innovation processes rather than make DIUx the acquisition arm of the DOD.
A plan to reorganize DHS' cybersecurity directorate that stalled in Congress last year is still on the agency's agenda.
Without confirmed subcabinet officials, President Donald Trump's executive order calling for a federal government reorganization will be managed by agency chiefs and career executives.
As promised, a budget blueprint from the Trump administration prioritizes military and homeland security spending, and pays for increases with dramatic cuts to civilian agencies.
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