Management


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Census pares down critical dress rehearsal

The Census Bureau’s decisions to pare down operations and tests of IT systems to manage its finances in advance of the decennial count have extended to the critical 2018 dress rehearsal.

OPM's IT authorization process a 'material weakness,' IG says

A 2015 decision to pause tech authorizations is putting the Office of Personal Management at risk, according to a new inspector general report.

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To innovate, Trump tech office must prioritize users

Many administrations have tried to make government more efficient and innovative, but success requires flexibility and focus on the customer.

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VA publishes list of firings, suspensions

The Department of Veterans Affairs released a list of recent adverse personnel actions.

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IG: DHS botched management software rollout

DHS has spent over $24 million on a cloud-based personnel management system but doesn't have much to show for it.

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GSA 'grossly mismanaged' TTS, special counsel says

The independent Office of Special Counsel backs whistleblower claims that innovation shops at GSA were poorly managed.

Walter Shaub - OGE

Ethics chief resigns amid concerns over Trump

The head of the office responsible for managing executive branch ethics policies announced his resignation almost six months before his term's scheduled end.

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Why this IT modernization push could actually work

A former agency CIO suggests that the key pieces are finally falling into place.

John Thompson, director Census Bureau 2013-2017

Lawmakers press on Census finances and leadership

Lawmakers from the House have raised concerns about the uncertainty of financial estimates of the costs of the 2020 census, while senators are urging President Trump to swiftly name a permanent director.

Dr. John Zangardi, principal deputy CIO, Department of Defense

DOD CIO explains FITARA fail

In June, DOD received an F+ for its implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, but the CIO says his department is working to bring up its marks.

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New report details infighting amid founding of GSA tech hub

The sudden departures of senior GSA acquisition leaders were spurred by an increasingly bitter internal battle, according to a whistleblower investigation.

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What's next for spending data?

Officials are continuing to iterate on Data Act reporting, and more granular, standardized government info could be in the offing.