Management


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Connolly again backs big raise for feds

The Virginia Democrat looking to give federal employees an almost 4 percent base pay bump, plus a hike in locality pay.

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DOD official: Focus on tech transition, not gross spend

The Pentagon should focus on fielding emerging technologies more quickly, Stephen Welby, a top defense acquisition official, told a House Armed Services subcommittee.

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OMB chief tries to sell appropriators on IT upgrades

OMB Director Shaun Donovan urged Congress to fund administration plans for modernizing federal IT and improving cybersecurity.

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Immigration agency widens tech exec search

The agency responsible for processing green cards, citizenship applications and a host of other immigration paperwork is looking for candidates with technical and DevOps experience to fill two deputy CIO slots.

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Does government need a FITARA for shared services?

With government efficiencies a priority and Congress looking for ideas that could avoid partisan gridlock, shared services legislation could have a window.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and FBI Director James Comey

Lieu asks Comey to back off Apple court order

In a letter to the FBI director, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) argued that forcing Apple to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone could have adverse Internet security consequences.

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High-level management failures doomed HealthCare.gov

A comprehensive inspector general report blames high-level government mismanagement for the failed launch of HealthCare.gov.

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Navy CIO memo promises accountability

The Feb. 12 memo issued by Navy CIO Robert Foster echoes recent emphasis from Defense Department officials that commanders will be held accountable for IT failures under their watch.

Donna Seymour, CIO for OPM. (August 2015)

Embattled OPM CIO steps down

Departing OPM CIO Donna Seymour had been under intense pressure to deliver on crucial IT projects in the wake of the hack of OPM that exposed the personal data of at least 22 million Americans.

Education Department CIO Danny Harris testifying on Feb. 2, 2016

Education CIO retires weeks after Capitol Hill confrontation

Danny Harris will leave his job as CIO of the Department of Education after 32 years of federal service.

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FirstNet pushes bid deadline two weeks

FirstNet extended the deadline for RFP submissions, as it makes room for bidders to make their capabilities cases.

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$50B telecom contract protested over SAM access

A pre-award protest was filed in GSA's huge, next-generation telecommunications contract for lack of access to SAM portal.