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GSA set to approve first fast-tracked CSPs

The first graduates of FedRAMP's fast-track approval process will be emerging in the next few weeks.

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The IT leadership that agencies need

FITARA has raised the bar for what's expected of agency CIOs, and efforts are underway to make sure the government hires accordingly.

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Future-readying the federal workforce

Most agencies have the data and domain knowledge needed to drive innovation. Now they need a culture that attracts and nurtures the necessary talent.

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Convincing your team to love collaboration software

The benefits can be dramatic, but picking a solution is more complicated than just comparing features.

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GAO: Army should further integrate virtual training methods

The Army needs to make better use of its virtual training tools to prepare soldiers for real-world situations, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

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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.