OPM reports telework progress 6 months after law

An official with the Office of Personnel Management said “nearly all” agencies have met the Telework Enhancement Act's requirements and outlined what comes next.

The VA Acquisition Academy: A model worth building on?

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

Bill would overhaul federal acquisition training

Lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced legislation that would reorganize the federal acquisition training system and promote career development for those working within the civilian acquisition workforce.

Military leaders honored for cybersecurity efforts

Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minihan and Gen. James Cartwright are being honored for their contributions to cybersecurity defense by the University of Maryland University College as the institution celebrates its new cybersecurity program.

Robert Childs, National Defense University

IT education: Changing by degrees

Federal 100 award winner Robert Childs is changing the way government technology leaders learn and work.

Employee swap: OFPP contemplates exchange program

Trading employees for short-term projects may broaden workers' careers while providing their expertise to a department in need.

3 skills IT pros should possess

O'Reilly Media CIO Jonathan Reichental says coordination, analysis and innovation skills are in high demand these days.

States face IT worker shortage; cost-cutting measures partly to blame

States are facing critical shortages of IT workers, made worse by furloughs, hiring freezes and stagnant salaries -- similar to measures that are in effect or proposed for feds.

DOD emphasizes education, requirements in acquisition reform

According to industry insiders, a new approach is essential for reforming DOD acquisition practices.

Senate passes bill giving boost to Federal Acquisition Institute

Upgrading the institute and making sure it has enough money will ultimately lead to more effective oversight of government contracting, the measure's backers say.

Can grand design be driven to extinction?

The administration's plan to hasten the end of giant, trouble-plagued IT projects depends on achieving two objectives.

Who's No. 1? D.C. area schools vie for cybersecurity honors

A regional competition hosted by Computer Sciences Corp. pitted teams from four area colleges against each other and against red-team hackers, part of a growing national effort to encourage science education and develop a professional cybersecurity workforce.

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