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GAO union optimistic about pay Other Management news:
Evans wins ACT’s Franke Award
Senior exec group urges changes to pay
Army official urges Lean Six Sigma use
CHCO makes major strides in five years
GSA, union sign telework agreement
New interagency contracts might need approvalOther Acquisition news:
Feds get more protest rights
Bill widens GSA choices for state, local governments
GSA: expand cooperative purchasing
Census management improves, but budget questions linger Other Policy news:
USDA keeps livestock data public
Bill aimed at small-biz cybersecurity
Treasury offers benefits debit card
EPA seeks info-sharing ideasOther Technology news:OPM supplies HR line of business tech detailsDHS enterprise network moves forwardDOD reassures users about e-mail privacy
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Government Health IT
GAO: DOD falters in it use for mental health screenings
HHS seeks data on medical ID thefts
DOD puts medication formulary online
Microsoft: 7 patches for Windows
Enterprise redaction tool boosts security
DOD funds research into info sharing
DOD plans rapid integration facility
Comings and Goings
Armstrong takes the helm at CBP
NMCI CIO joins Caelum Research
Editorial: Millennial makeover
Back to square one on clearancesJoint Security and Suitability Reform Team focuses on factors that cause delays and create backlogs
Agencies must rate themselvesOFPP wants agencies to use financial-style rigor to review their acquisition activities
Adventures in Web 2.0Federal IT pioneers discuss what new online collaborative tools mean for the government.
Bush leads biometric push A new presidential directive requires agencies to create standards for sharing biometric data.
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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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