Management


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DOD watchdog lists top 10 challenges for 2017

The Pentagon Inspector General's office has released its Fiscal Year 2017 Oversight Plan that focuses on 10 performance and management challenges facing the DOD, including cyber.

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GAO sustains more protests in 2016

The GAO's annual bid protest report to Congress shows a spike in the number of protests filed.

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House panel seeks new rules for Stingrays

Technology used by law enforcement agencies to track the location of a cell phone needs to be better regulated, a House report concluded.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

Mulvaney's record shows tilt toward outsourcing, cutting federal workforce

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget doesn't have a long record on IT issues, but he's shown an interest in outsourcing to the private sector and trimming the federal workforce by attrition.

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Obama signs bill clarifying IG authority

At the close of his administration, President Obama signed into law a measure that specifies access for inspectors general to agency information.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

South Carolina congressman is Trump's pick for OMB director

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), a fiscal hawk and founding member of the House Freedom Caucus, is President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget.

Watchdog: DOD needs to improve cybersecurity

Despite taking steps to improve cybersecurity, the Department of Defense reportedly is still coming up short on securing its cyber networks, systems and infrastructure.

Uncertainty 2017

What will Trump's innovation policy look like?

Although specifics regarding innovation policy under a Trump administration remain unclear, Trump's campaign promises to create manufacturing jobs for American workers, make better trade deals and increase military spending will likely play out in the technology sector.

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Advice for the next administration

A former agency CIO argues that three key initiatives should drive the federal IT agenda.

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IG: State's consular tech upgrade is slow going

Despite improvements in management, the effort to modernize the State Department's disparate consular IT systems is lagging, and the office that manages these legacy systems is understaffed, according to a recent inspector general report.

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GSA in the crosshairs on Trump lease

House Democrats and others say that President-elect Donald Trump will be in breach of his lease on the Old Post Office when he takes office, but the General Services Administration is not taking a position for now.

DHS CIO Luke McCormack

DHS CIO: Trump team on board with agile

The Department of Homeland Security won't let up on its acquisition innovation programs even as the administration changes hands and the agency's premier agile contracting vehicle faces protests.