Management


Jason Chaffetz

Watchdog rips IT management at Secret Service

A follow-up report on the leak of Rep. Jason Chaffetz's old job application data at the Secret Service finds nagging holes in the agency's management of personal data and IT.

Shutterstock image (by Athos Boncompagni Illustratore): arrows converging on the center.

How the government IT shop is changing

CIOs are transitioning from a tactical, infrastructure focus to a more agile, application-centric mindset.

Federal CIO Tony Scott  (Photo: Robert Severi for FCW)

Legacy fund already having impact

U.S. CIO Tony Scott said a proposed IT modernization fund, still before Congress, is changing the way agencies think about upgrading legacy technology.

Shutterstock image. Copyright: Michele Paccione.

House panel checks in on Census IT testing

Key lawmakers want to make sure the Census Bureau is leaving enough time to acquire and test critical IT systems to support the 2020 population count.

 Shutterstock image: global health.

New DOD health record to go live in February

After schedule delays, the Department of Defense plans to deploy its new electronic health record at Fairchild Air Force Base in early 2017.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah.)

Sen. Hatch dives into the FAR

A key Senate committee wants to hear from vendors about how well agencies are following IT procurement rules.

John Kerry

Kerry seeks talent boost from Silicon Valley

Secretary of State John Kerry called on the technology industry for help with staffing and ideas for the agency's Global Engagement Center.

Shutterstock image. Photo credit: Andrey_Popov

Should feds take jail threats seriously?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warned rank-and-file feds at NTIA of potential adverse legal consequences of participating in a government activity that he said is expressly banned by statute.

Shutterstock image: secured files.

IG: USDA lacks internal controls on classified information

An inspector general audit revealed that the Agriculture Department does not have adequate internal controls to prevent incorrectly categorizing or improperly releasing classified information.

Shutterstock image: underlying data.

GAO wants better payroll data from OPM

The Office of Personnel Management's payroll and workforce data is unreliable and needs to be made more available for use by other agencies, according to a government watchdog.

Shutterstock image (by solarseven): digital connection with people.

What the next administration needs to do about the workforce

Through consultations with industry and government, ACT-IAC came up with both short- and long-term actions the next administration should take to solve federal workforce problems, particularly in the IT sphere.

Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

Finding ways to make federal employees want to stay

Agencies are emphasizing engagement and adding performance incentives to make government careers more attractive to the next generation of employees.