Policy and Funding

Videoconferencing slow to gain ground in government

Videoconferencing technology could save the federal government nearly $13 billion every year, according to at least one estimate, but agencies face hurdles in adopting it.

Continuing resolution heads for President Obama’s desk

Despite squabbling that lasted until the last minute, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to provide funding for six more months.

OPM's Berry finds it 'incredibly crazy' that claims process not automated yet

OPM's retirement claims processing could see a long-awaited makeover in spring 2013, according to the agency's head.

Energy Commission creates cybersecurity division in bid to secure critical infrastructure

With cybersecurity legislation so far going nowhere, the agency that oversees the power grid is taking action on its own.

GAO, OPM:  IT skills gap remains a critical concern

First designated as high risk 11 years ago, human capital management is still on the front burner.

Cybersecurity concerns trouble feds

While agency leaders and federal policymakers talk about cybersecurity legislation and cyber threats, many federal employees believe the government is struggling to comply with its own standards, survey reveals.

New bill would grant CIOs greater authority

Legislation being drafted by House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa would clarify the CIO's role, and enact several other reforms.

5 keys to rekindling government innovation

It wasn't just a noble vision that got America to the moon, it was also the federal government’s legal, regulatory, management and legislative framework. Paul Brubaker offers some ideas to recapture the innovative climate of the 1960s.

Census falls short on workforce management planning

The bureau could face serious challenges, GAO finds, unless steps are taken to identify and bridge gaps in mission-critical IT occupations.

GAO: Agencies rarely use waiver to bring back retired feds at full pay

Rehired federal employees who draw annuity payments could be paid full salaries as well, despite a rule against it, but agencies are rarely using their waiver power, GAO finds.

Ten years later, e-gov compliance is still incomplete

Agencies have done much of what the E-Gov act asked of them, but trouble spots remain.

DOD officials cautiously tout progress in financial management reform

Meeting Leon Panetta's aggressive timeline is a daunting challenge, but DOD officials say the effort is advancing.

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