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Streamlined-hiring bill, overarching cyber defense and local IT budgets

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

09/15 FCW Magazine Feature.

Auditors and regulators: Time to hire more IT grunts?

Agency heads, acquisition officers and even CIOs don't need to be hard-core techies. FCW's four-part look at the expertise that's really required to make federal IT run.

Jason Chaffetz

Chaffetz demands mysteriously deleted OPM breach data

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee digging into a small business tool that may have played a role in uncovering the OPM breach.

09/15 FCW Magazine Feature.

Acquisition: Knowing enough to ask the right questions

Agency heads, acquisition officers and even CIOs don't need to be hard-core techies. FCW's four-part look at the expertise that's really required to make federal IT run.

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Guaranteeing back pay, sequester survey, another hackathon and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CIOs urged to flex their financial muscle

A retired general tells federal CIOs they need to stop wasteful spending before it gets started, and says they could have a powerful ally in their agency CFO.

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So many credentials: 23 certifications in high demand

Here's a list of almost two dozen IT certifications that are in high demand in both government and the private sector.

David Montoya, inspector general for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD rushing into shared services future, IG says

IG David Montoya is concerned that HUD's plans are underfunded and reliant on legacy tech.

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Obama directs agencies to use behavioral science

The executive order is part of a continuing effort to change the way federal agencies interact with customers.

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Adopting new tech can lead to sleepovers

FCC CIO David Bray compared his agency's move to the commercial cloud as akin to Apollo 13 – "everything was cool – at first."

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New CIO plans long-overdue upgrades at Library of Congress

A March GAO report called out five key weaknesses in Library IT, and Bernard A. Barton Jr. hopes to address all of them.

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What are agencies doing with IT money they're saving?

GAO says 24 federal agencies saved $3.6 billion between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2014, and need to keep better track of how they reinvest those savings.