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VA ordering system looks like when we 'first started using computers'

Lawmakers are eager to see update to the Department of Veterans Affair's procurement processes, which GAO describes as "outdated and fragmented."

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IT modernization, improved cybersecurity and innovation are all intertwined

New survey shows agency CIOs, CTOs and CISOs agree on the needs, and lament the slow pace of progress.

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Slight uptick in feds' morale, survey says

The latest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey shows only marginal gains in job satisfaction among feds.

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SEA names new president

The Senior Executive Association tapped seasoned former federal executive to lead the organization.

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Everybody wants digital government, but doubts remain about ROI

A new survey shows that agencies want to be more innovative in the digital space, but struggle to show a clear return on investment.

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There's lots of ambiguity in agencies' embrace of agile

GAO report warns that OMB's unclear guidance on agile development is interfering with agencies' ability to report on the status of such projects.

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Navy commits to OASIS for services

The Navy's supply command has signed an agreement to use the General Services Administration's acquisition vehicle for complex professional services.

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GAO says agency CISO roles are too fuzzy and often undermined

A new report urges agencies to better define CISO responsibilities and surveys CISOs on the biggest challenges to their authority.

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Snowden no hero, says House intel committee

Edward Snowden claims he leaked more than 1 million classified intelligence documents out of concern for Americans' rights, but a new congressional study says he is just a disgruntled employee.

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18F, USDS lack performance and accountability measures

The U.S. Digital Service and 18F lack the ability to assess whether they have achieved their goals and hold themselves accountable, according to GAO.

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Merged IT modernization bill punts on funding

A House panel approved a new IT modernization bill that appears poised to pass, but key funding questions are left for appropriators.

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Touhill outlines skills he wants from IT workforce

New U.S. CISO Greg Touhill discussed the skills he believes the cybersecurity workforce should have and offered advice for the next administration.