Program Management

Private sector can learn from feds' telework implementation

For once, the federal government blazes a trail for the business sector via its implementation of agency telework programs.

Federal managers may overlook potential savings, survey says

Forty-one percent of federal managers in a recent survey said the use-it-or-lose-it yearly budget cycle hampers identifying additional efficiencies in their agencies.

Senators want changes on overlapping programs

Agencies and OMB can expect a letter soon from senators to get their response to a recent oversight report that exposes the number of ongoing programs that perform the same function.

GSA preps for new network services acquisition

The General Services Administration is already laying the groundwork for the follow-on acquisition that will replace the Networx program, while still in the thick of the Networx transition.

Lawmakers push Obama about IG vacancies

Senate and House members asked President Obama to nominate experienced inspectors general to fill vacant spots.

Daniel Forrester

How to amp up creative thinking on the job

Daniel Patrick Forrester explains why the most effective leaders are those who take time away from multitasking to think reflectively.

VA’s Baker: Commercial software is often the best option

Agencies cannot afford to develop proprietary technology when commercial software is so readily available, said the VA CIO.

Using data to spur organizational change

Human capital data should be used to create organizational change, but this can only happen if business managers are engaged by the information collected, an official with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said.

Committee wants checks on defense industry's supply chain

A House committee's defense authorization bill would require defense officials to research where they're getting their supplies in the global marketplace.

New website will track federal agencies' performance

A senior administration official told Senators at a hearing May 10 that the government will launch an early version of a new website,, in the next few weeks to publicly track the performance of federal agency programs.

The best of the federal blogosphere

The 5 people you meet in CIO heaven; FCC takes a new stab at open government; What I want on Earth Day; Earth Team skills on display.

New bill would increase oversight of IT projects

Last month, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) introduced legislation that would require agency CIOs and the Office of Management and Budget to conduct systematic reviews of IT projects experiencing performance problems.

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