Management


Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mt.) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)

Lawmakers want the latest on new background check agency

Two Democratic lawmakers have asked OPM for a progress report on the planned National Background Investigations Bureau.

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Lawmakers want automated tax-compliance check

Top-ranking members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are asking about the status of an automated system to check on the tax debt of security clearance applicants.

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How to construct tomorrow's information management professional

The government lacks the workforce to handle the exponential growth of information and information assets.

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Will the MEGABYTE Act save money?

The MEGABYTE Act enshrines key Obama administration IT initiatives into law and promises to save at least $2 billion a year on software spending -- assuming implementation goes according to plan.

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Marine cyber chief: Do not fear RMF

Ray Letteer, chief of the Marine Corps' Cybersecurity Division, advocates faster adoption of the government's Risk Management Framework.

President Barack Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing from Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration, in the Oval Office, Jan. 31, 2012. Part of the briefing was done using a tablet computer. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

POTUS social media to reset with new administration

President Obama's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts will follow the exiting leader out of the Oval Office, leaving a blank slate for his successor.

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GSA set to approve first fast-tracked CSPs

The first graduates of FedRAMP's fast-track approval process will be emerging in the next few weeks.

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The IT leadership that agencies need

FITARA has raised the bar for what's expected of agency CIOs, and efforts are underway to make sure the government hires accordingly.

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Future-readying the federal workforce

Most agencies have the data and domain knowledge needed to drive innovation. Now they need a culture that attracts and nurtures the necessary talent.

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Convincing your team to love collaboration software

The benefits can be dramatic, but picking a solution is more complicated than just comparing features.

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GAO: Army should further integrate virtual training methods

The Army needs to make better use of its virtual training tools to prepare soldiers for real-world situations, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

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Why agile is a state of mind

Developing more efficient and imaginative ways to craft agile IT contracts is about practical thinking, not contract type, says one expert.