Management


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IG blasts DOD CIO for lack of cloud metrics

The Department of Defense doesn't know whether it is getting cost savings from cloud computing, and may be inviting security risks in the process, according to the Pentagon's inspector general.

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Will 2016 be the year the government gets email under control?

Agencies have until the end of 2016 to manage email records in electronic format, and early reports suggest that success may be possible.

IRS programming glitch costs millions in errant tax refunds

A code error led to the IRS paying out tens of millions in suspect tax refunds that it meant to peg for further examination.

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Build or buy? Critical Census IT decisions loom in 2016

The coming year is full of critical milestones as the Census Bureau prepares for 2020, but fundamental strategy questions remain unanswered.

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Truly committing to innovation and the cloud

Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.

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How to manage agency budgets in real time

Here are three steps for moving from static spreadsheets to truly dynamic tools that support decision-making and mission analysis.

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A bot named for a 'West Wing' character helps onboard 18F's new hires

18F developed a Slack bot named Dolores Landingham that's helping to ease the transition for new employees.

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Audit finds Navy installations still vulnerable

Navy officials did not properly tap the National Crime Information Center when screening certain contractors, the IG concluded in a November report that was released in full on Dec. 18.

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Embracing failing grades and moving forward

After an abysmal performance on the FITARA scorecard, some CIOs are owning their terrible grades and focusing on how to make improvements.

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What CIOs need to lead innovation

A new study details the obstacles to CIO-enable innovation in government -- and spotlights ways to overcome them.

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The big freeze at DOT

Department of Transportation CIO Richard McKinney is using his FITARA hammer to halt purchasing until he gets spending plans that show him what the heck is going on.

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EPA broke the law with social media push, says GAO

By deploying social tools without the proper attribution and linking to outside web pages with political calls to action, the EPA stands accused of violating rules against "covert propaganda" and lobbying.