Management


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Candidate to head Library of Congress pledges modernization

President Obama's choice to lead the Library of Congress told lawmakers that she planned to lead a technological transformation of the institution.

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Government only as transparent as its technology, advocates say

A FOIA advisory committee is recommending that government update fee guidelines and permit agencies to release documents via email.

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Can federal agencies hit their Data Act deadlines?

Agencies have a May 2017 deadline to get their financial data online in standardized form. According to officials charged with implementing the law, it's unclear if everyone is going to make it.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Lieu calls for House probe into mobile security flaw

A flaw in a common telephony protocol that allows hackers to eavesdrop on calls poses a threat to national security, said Rep. Ted Lieu.

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Lawmakers concerned about aftermath of an electrical grid cyberattack

A House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee explored what plans are in place to recover from a large-scale attack on critical infrastructure.

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Making the most of your power user

Informal experts can be an agency's best resource for critical data calls -- but only if the relationship is properly managed.

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House bill looks to bank software savings

A new bill would require agency CIOs to inventory software licenses and report on savings and cost avoidance from improved acquisition strategies.

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DHS considers flexible hiring paths for cyber talent

Homeland Security IT managers want more flexible hiring that will allow it to develop a more robust cybersecurity and IT workforce.

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GAO: Data problems could be costing feds billions

A new report attributes many federal agency redundancies to a failure to manage, or even collect, the right data.

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House panel advances Email Privacy Act

The act would update a 30-year-old law to require the government to use a warrant to force tech firms to turn over their customers' stored electronic communications.

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CIO Scott surprised by crisp pace of FITARA implementation

With the majority of agency FITARA implementation plans approved and posted, the federal CIO said the process of reimagining federal IT management has gone more smoothly than expected.

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Why USAJobs needs an overhaul

A Senate roundtable examined the deficiencies of the USAJobs website and offered solutions to modernize the federal government's HR front door.