Program Management

Interior, GSA ask industry about incentives

Officials are asking industry serious questions about incentives that might entice the best companies and their best work.

VA calls halt to buying personal printers

The agency is seeking to consolidate printing tasks for savings.

What makes an IT acquisition work?

GAO uncovered nine common characteristics in a number of successful IT acquisitions from across the government.

OMB orders cut in management services contracts

OMB has a goal of reducing spending on management support service contracts by 15 percent by the end of fiscal 2012.

Debate: Is government's accountability obsession ill-suited to agile development?

Two experts agree that agile development can work at agencies, but they see different problems that must be addressed.

Administration says improper payments have decreased

The government lowered its overall improper payment error rate to 4.7 percent, down from 5.42 percent in 2009.

Steve Kelman

4 ingredients of successful teams

Teams often succeed or fail because of decisions that are made before they even hold their first meeting.

Data center report goes AWOL

For the second time, DOD misses deadline for filing report on data center consolidation

Organizations fail on use of technology tools, ELC keynote says

Scott Klososky shows how technology tools are used poorly

Proposal seeks to protect agencies' private information

Federal officials want contractors, who have access to government record systems and handle the sensitive information, to take their responsibilities seriously.

Information sharing: Improved, but more work remains

Officials have become more apt to share what they know to the other benefit, but further openness has its hurdles to jump.

Experts: Workforce investment today saves dollars tomorrow

By growing organic agency capabilities, agencies will have options in the future to use contractors or apply federal employees' skill to acquisition and oversight.

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