Program Management

Tangherlini to centralize GSA's IT, people management

GSA's CIO could gain considerable new influence under restructuring plan, acting administrator tells Senate panel.

Found in translation: How one person unites a leadership team

An agency's business leaders speak a different language than its technology heads, but to accomplish the agency's mission goals they must communicate. At the intersection of these contentious constituents there is often one person providing translation.

Analysis: Some long-term contracts put government at a disadvantage

Officials often dramatically extend or modify short-term, fixed-price contracts, risking cost overruns, delivery delays and diminished product quality even for simple products and services, scholars conclude.

Mark Drapeau

Keeping work and life balanced in a BYOD world

In an age when employees are expected to always be available, maintaining a work/life boundary is tough -- but managers can make it happen.

DOD seeks guidance to navigate constant change

Facing budget pressures and a world of shifting priorities, DOD is open to help from contractors as it analyzes and tracks strategies.

New Deputy CIO sees enterprise architecture as SBA's path to modernization

Chase Garwood steps into the Small Business Administration's ongoing efforts to upgrade legacy systems.

SSA shelves panel's IT recommendations, drawing IG criticism

After convening a panel to help plan for its IT future, the agency said it lacked the resources to act on the advice.

More VA spending goes under investigation

The House Veterans' Affairs Committee interest doesn't stop in Orlando.

GSA's crackdown on spending saves millions

Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini promises more savings yet to come in his quest to curb waste.

DOD, other agencies now under the microscope on conference costs

A congressional committee makes GSA conference cost the benchmark for potential excessive spending.

Does Congress have time to change contingency contracting?

As agencies choose to disregard recommendations, members of Congress consider ways to enact the changes anyway.

Richard Moulds

Risk and reward in the cloud: How to attack security concerns.

A cloud platform solves some problems but introduces new security risks. Richard Moulds provides strategies for addressing them.

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