Program Management

Richard Spires

CIO Council gets serious about best practices

Richard Spires, CIO at the Homeland Security Department and vice chairman of the CIO Council, talks about what he's doing to encourage the sharing of best practices governmentwide.

Administration to cut wasteful Internet domains

The Obama administration is sharpening the blade for duplicative federal websites.

GAO points out DOD technical data uncertainties

Agencies often have to develop new ways of increasing production or maintaining systems without having the appropriate technical data rights.

Government agency reorganization plan sent to Obama

The Office of Management and Budget sent its government reorganization plan with a focus on helping U.S. entrepreneurs to President Barack Obama on June 9.

IT reform push: Six months later

CIOs offer updates on IT reform progress, challenges and priorities as milestone nears.

IT program manager title now official

Agencies are being asked to implement the new IT program manager title as soon as possible.

DOD program drops the ball on pricing paperwork, IG says

A $11.2 billion contract did not have the required documents, such as records on pre-negotiations and price negotiation memos, which are essential for accountability and transparency, report says.

Defense officials developing 'world-class buyers'

Defense Department official Shay Assad is digging into what defense agencies are paying for products and services to find how to get as much possible from the money they spend.

John Kamensky

Want to be successful? Support your frontline managers.

Helping frontline managers get their jobs done is one of the most important activities for a leader, writes John M. Kamensky, a senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

The VA Acquisition Academy: A model worth building on?

The Veterans Affairs Department sees an opportunity to develop a better acquisition workforce.

GSA making headway on customer focus

But some observers say GSA isn't doing enough to understand agencies' missions.

Shay Assad becomes director of defense pricing

Shay Assad, a senior procurement policy official at the Defense Department, is now the director of defense pricing.

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