Management


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DOD urged to go commercial

The Defense Department is being outpaced in technology development by the commercial side. Advisers say, "If you can't beat them, join them."

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Are political appointees 'burrowing' into the bureaucracy?

Republican lawmakers are concerned that political appointees are joining the ranks of career bureaucrats in large numbers, and want the Government Accountability Office to investigate.

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FEMA still lags on IT coordination, watchdog says

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says FEMA has improved the way it handles IT projects since the last audit in 2011, but work remains.

Government waste playbook highlights 'fumbles'

A host of IT boondoggles are featured in Sen. James Lankford's debut report on wasteful federal spending.

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DHS chief looks to Congress on visa waiver gaps

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants Congress to help close data gaps that some say could provide a backdoor entrance for terrorists.

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The key to successful IT consolidation efforts

Application portfolio management is a vital component of agencies' efforts to do more with less while keeping the focus on achieving their mission.

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Regina Kassar

At Red Team Consulting, Kassar helped small and midtier companies find opportunities in the federal marketplace.

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Groups want OMB to reconsider info policy revisions

A collection of public interest groups wants to preserve sections on the importance of public information in the key A-130 information policy document.

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Akosua Ali

Akosua Ali ironed out complex acquisition issues and found millions of dollars in unused funds at DHS.

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Teresa Rodriguez

Teresa Rodriguez spearheaded 10 initiatives at USDA in the past year, including the first integrated safety and workers' compensation system implemented in the federal government.

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IG: State lax on information security

A newly released audit concludes that the State Department is not complying with federal information security standards and has failed to fully implement a continuous monitoring strategy.

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Critical infrastructure regulators need to improve cyber metrics

According to a recent Government Accountability Office study, sector-specific agencies need to do a better job of measuring cyber risks to private-sector critical infrastructure.

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