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Why agile is a state of mind

Developing more efficient and imaginative ways to craft agile IT contracts is about practical thinking, not contract type, says one expert.

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Lawmakers call on major airlines to fix IT issues

A pair of senators asked U.S. airline companies for details on problems with their IT systems.

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OPM on the hunt for deputy CIO

Newly appointed OPM CIO David De Vries has already started the search for a deputy.

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White House raises caps on performance bonuses for senior feds

Senior Executive Service members and other senior feds could see larger performance bonuses, thanks to a shift in personnel policy.

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IGs: DOT, Labor show cyber protection deficiencies

In separate assessments, inspectors general found deficiencies in the way the departments of Transportation and Labor secure computer systems that contain personally identifiable information.

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IG: DOD checking the boxes on cyber policies

The Defense Department's inspector general says DOD is largely meeting the requirements of the Cybersecurity Act, though some issues remain.

Federal open-source policy isn't open enough, says tech group

The Electronic Frontier Foundation said the White House's open-source policy is inadequate for transparency and oversight purposes.

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Census report shows massive shifts in IT professions

A new Census Bureau report charts changes in IT jobs over the past 44 years as computers and the internet fueled a flowering of IT occupations.

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Priming the pump for innovation in the next administration

A new report offers a range of suggestions for encouraging and sustaining innovation in government.

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Hacks targeting Democrats put a spotlight on cyber in Congress

Congress is trying to get its house in order when it comes to cybersecurity, after non-public info on lawmakers was leaked.

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Treasury component to shift employees to cloud email

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency will use Unisys to move to the cloud under a new contract.

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Government influence at hacker conferences grows

As the government's need for skilled IT specialists grows, Las Vegas information security conferences have become a nontraditional recruiting ground for federal employers.