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GAO: More data needed on costs and benefits of telework

The government watchdog wants OPM to track the savings associated with telework and provide guidance for agencies to quantify the costs and benefits.

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NASA CTO Deborah Diaz to retire in September

The longtime federal IT leader also played key roles at DHS, GSA and other agencies.

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Beyond the lab: Government innovation in unlikely places

Dedicated innovation shops are in vogue, but a culture of user-centered thinking can be put to work in any corner of government.

GSA releases playbook for enterprise risk management

The CFO Council and the Performance Improvement Council have released guidance to help agencies meet new risk management requirements in OMB’s revised Circular A-123.

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NIST takes a stab at defining IoT

A new NIST model helps developers better understand the Internet of Things and its security challenges by breaking down the IoT into manageable building blocks.

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GAO: Treasury, OMB must better monitor Data Act progress

The Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget need to better monitor agencies' efforts to implement the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or they risk jeopardizing the law's timely enactment.

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How synced can (and should) NSA and CIA be on cyber?

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.

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GSA digs into shared payroll system issues

The Unified Shared Services Management office is asking industry how it can improve the way agencies pay federal employees.

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GSA feedback for EIS bidders pushed back into August

Initial evaluations of proposals for the massive telecommunications contract were originally planned for late July.

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DOD CIO calls for better industry collaboration on cyber

The Defense Department's Terry Halvorsen said technology firms must work together to craft better cybersecurity solutions.

What feds must do to get a handle on water data

Water resources are being stretched thin in drought-riddled parts of the U.S., but the government doesn't have the data it needs to monitor consumption and plan for the future.

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Federal digital transformation: What's next for USDS and 18F?

The government's digital teams have provided desperately needed skills, but government is an "at-scale" enterprise that cannot afford to wait for a small cadre of specialists to make its way around to everyone.

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