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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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With some 14 million letters already out and millions more expected to hit mailboxes by the end of the month, the Office of Personnel Management expects to wrap up notifications to breach victims in the coming weeks.
Steve Kelman continues the conversation on fixing government acquisition.
A governmentwide email retention strategy could have a broad impact on the public and our nation’s history.
Agency CIOs can lead real and lasting change with the help of other government leaders and old-school performance grades.
The Inspector General nominee at the Department of Veterans Affairs told a Senate panel he could institute reform in the short time he'll have on the job.
A reciprocal travel program with 38 participating countries allows for visa-free visits, but a key U.S. senator warns of troubling gaps in the security data.
Antiquated computer systems based on legacy code are a problem for government not just because they are hard to secure, but because it is hard to find people to run them.
Steven Kelman unpacks the argument that social media can negatively affect organizational performance.
GSA's in-house startup tried a reverse auction micro-purchase approach to buying code, and it turned out one techie was willing to work for far cheaper than anyone had imagined.
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