Management


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SBA slow to improve IT security, watchdog says

Lawmakers are seeking an overhaul of IT security management at the Small Business Administration, in the wake of a critical Government Accountability Office report.

Should Congress budget on a two-year cycle?

A biennial budget bill is being pushed in Congress, but many lawmakers and industry experts are skeptical of a two-year cycle for appropriations.

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NASA's aging tech worries Capitol Hill watchdogs

Key lawmakers are seeking information from the space agency about its use of legacy IT with the goal of improving and modernizing its systems.

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Pentagon CIO issues IT services directive

The directive is the latest move in an ongoing effort by CIO Terry Halvorsen to standardize how all defense agencies measure their IT performance.

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Is there a federal CIO playbook for a militia takeover?

The armed invasion of a remote Fish and Wildlife Service building in eastern Oregon's high desert may not be a disaster for the agency's IT operations, but it could point to a gap in IT contingency planning, CIOs say.

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IG blasts DOD CIO for lack of cloud metrics

The Department of Defense doesn't know whether it is getting cost savings from cloud computing, and may be inviting security risks in the process, according to the Pentagon's inspector general.

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Will 2016 be the year the government gets email under control?

Agencies have until the end of 2016 to manage email records in electronic format, and early reports suggest that success may be possible.

IRS programming glitch costs millions in errant tax refunds

A code error led to the IRS paying out tens of millions in suspect tax refunds that it meant to peg for further examination.

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Build or buy? Critical Census IT decisions loom in 2016

The coming year is full of critical milestones as the Census Bureau prepares for 2020, but fundamental strategy questions remain unanswered.

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Truly committing to innovation and the cloud

Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.

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How to manage agency budgets in real time

Here are three steps for moving from static spreadsheets to truly dynamic tools that support decision-making and mission analysis.

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A bot named for a 'West Wing' character helps onboard 18F's new hires

18F developed a Slack bot named Dolores Landingham that's helping to ease the transition for new employees.

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