Management


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USDA looks to cut CIOs as part of reorg

The Department of Agriculture is looking to cut down on the number of agency CIOs in the name of efficiency and better communication across mission areas.

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Civilian agencies guard their coffers as cuts loom

On a recent earnings call, a CEO at a top federal contractor said that federal civilian customers are reacting to budget pressures by holding back spending, but said there is "continual demand" to upgrade IT.

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Most agencies 'not planning' to meet OMB data center goals, GAO says

One year out from FITARA's expiration, GAO found the vast majority of agencies are not on track with the law's data center optimization requirements.

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Hacking the human component of cyber readiness

The DOD knows information-sharing is key to being ready for the next big cyberattack. But attracting and retaining talent to facilitate it proves challenging.

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How Congress can get better data and also increase privacy

A bipartisan panel of government management experts is pushing for the creation of a federal data service for collecting and distributing information to aid evidence-based policymaking, with an emphasis on ensuring privacy.

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Modernization boosts cybersecurity anxieties, survey says

A survey of 200 federal IT leaders found that while most saw the eventual benefits of IT modernization, the process has resulted in a more challenging cybersecurity environment.

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NBIB confirms 700,000 security clearance backlog

The National Background Investigations Bureau is trying to whittle down its massive security clearance backlog, while streamlining and updating its background investigation process.

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IRS dishes on IT procurement strategy

The deputy chief procurement officer at the IRS spoke about lessons learned during a pair of outreach events to the contracting community.

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Why tracking data centers is so hard

The OMB numbers on data center consolidation highlights a recurring problem for the government: the lack of consistent, accurate information around data center ownership.

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A student-run solution to govtech skill shortages

A group of Harvard students just wrapped up the first year of a fellowship program they designed to create a tech skills pipeline for government.

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GSA, OPM get new chiefs

In a Friday evening release, the Trump administration announced candidates to lead the General Services Administration, the Office of Personnel Management, as well as a new deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget.

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White House announces expected federal pay bump

The White House's alternative payment plan raises civilian pay by 1.9 percent and military pay by 2.1 percent, but critics complain it's not enough.