Management


Org Chart Stock Art - Shutterstock

'Burrowing in' oversight needs improvement

Agencies say OPM's policy requiring agencies to seek approval to move political appointees to career posts is confusing, and OPM does not identify all cases.

room of computers

Watchdog: Most agencies have incomplete IT inventories

GAO said most big federal agencies do not have complete inventories of their IT assets, which means they are missing opportunities to identify savings, creating security risks and not complying with FITARA.

Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

Exit interview with Anne Rung

The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

Shutterstock image (by Sergey Nivens): Security concept, lock on a digital screen.

House panel praises cybersecurity teamwork

The House Energy & Commerce Committee staff didn't wait for a report on FDA's cyber vulnerabilities to be completed to before it let the agency know there was a big potential problem.

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

Charles Phalen

Administration appoints first head of NBIB

The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

Shutterstock image. Copyright: Ivan Cholakov

Congress hears from small biz on drone rules

A month after the FAA's rules for integrating commercial drones into U.S. airspace took effect, commercial operators see a bright future, but also want more guidance.

Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial Intelliengence Agency

Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off

As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data.

18 states tap DHS for voting security help

Jeh Johnson updated lawmakers on election security efforts during a hearing that focused on a variety of online and physical threats.

Shutterstock image.

Blockchain gains congressional support

Blockchain now has its own congressional caucus to raise awareness among lawmakers and advance policy discussions around the technology for tracking bitcoin transactions.

Shutterstock editorial image (by Gil C): State Census Bureau homepage.

Census awards $430M contract to support 2020 count

GDIT will provide contact-center systems and operations support with a FedRAMP-compliant, cloud-based platform.

 Shutterstock image: global health.

New schedule for military EHR rollout is imminent

After missing a congressionally mandated deadline, the Defense Department is prepping a new schedule for the rollout of its electronic health record.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group