Management


CDM acquisition gets simpler

The General Services Administration is building more flexibility into the acquisition vehicles for cybersecurity services that are part of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation Program.

Acting VA Secretary Robert Wilkie

Vacancies Act rules won't hold up Wilkie nomination

The leaders of the Senate committee who will hold the confirmation hearing for Robert Wilkie to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs said they didn't expect the nominee's status as acting head of department to be a problem.

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FITARA grades continue their slide

More agencies' grades dropped on the sixth Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard.

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Questions remain on Energy's cyber shop

There is bipartisan support to fund the Energy Department's new cybersecurity office, some on Capitol Hill want more tangibles.

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What has DHS learned from phases 1 and 2 of CDM?

Halfway through a four-phase implementation, feds running the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program want to retool the process to ensure the back half runs smoother than the front half did.

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From fighting fires to shaping the future: 4 steps to IT modernization

A sense of urgency is important, but agencies must map a clear path forward before rushing in.

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GSA previews $2.5 billion payroll acquisition

The General Services Administration is looking to acquire a commercial software solution for government payroll.

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Bill to preserve ZTE sanctions clears committee

An amendment designed to block Trump's proposed rollback of sanctions against Chinese telecom firm ZTE passed its first legislative hurdle.

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Senate Dems push administration on Census director

The Census Bureau has been without a confirmed director for almost a year, and 21 Senate Democrats are urging Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to put forward a qualified candidate.

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Reorganizing government: Lessons for rightsizing and downsizing

With agency reorganization plans due this month, Alan Balutis offers nine reminders for executives who will shape the change.

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Administration officials defend planned cuts to workforce benefits

A House panel wanted details on how Trump administration plans to attract a high quality workforce while pushing legislative proposals aimed at cutting benefits.

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House panel looks at ditching the SSN

In light of multiple large-scale data breaches in recent years, some on Capitol Hill are looking at accelerating the move away from widespread reliance on social security numbers in government systems.

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