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Program management falls short
Time, scope and cost are no longer the only factors shaping the outcome of government programs.






THE WEEK


Buzz of the Week: The cost of micromanagement
 

Policy News


GAO: SBInet technology management falls short

Airlines await Secure Flight


Bill would warn agencies about changing pay systems


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DOD bill would raise profile of chief management officers

Two join EA Hall of Fame



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Editorial: The search mandate

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ACQUISITION



Checking on contractors’ work
Congress tries to add info to databases to keep tabs on how contractors perform, but questions linger.











POLICY

OMB encourages Networx use
Contract remains optional, but strong incentives will elevate its appeal.


TECHNOLOGY 


Getting on the same page
Web-based mashups give agencies a new tool for connecting scattered data and applications.



POINTERS: RECOMMENDED READING

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The sociology of social networking


The business of Twitter


Should a tech manager be IT savvy?





The Fed 100

Read the profiles of all this year's winners.

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  • Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump at a 2016 campaign event. Image: Shutterstock

    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market.

  • OMB chief Mick Mulvaney, shown here in as a member of Congress in 2013. (Photo credit Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

    White House taps old policies for new government makeover

    New guidance from OMB advises agencies to use shared services, GWACs and federal schedules for acquisition, and to leverage IT wherever possible in restructuring plans.

  • Shutterstock image (by Everett Historical): aerial of the Pentagon.

    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One

  • USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform.

  • Image from Shutterstock.

    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services.

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    The 2017 Federal 100

    The women and men who make up this year's Fed 100 are proof positive of what one person can make possibile in federal IT. Read on to learn more about each and every winner's accomplishments.

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