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Program management falls short
Time, scope and cost are no longer the only factors shaping the outcome of government programs.






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GAO: SBInet technology management falls short

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Bill would warn agencies about changing pay systems


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DOD bill would raise profile of chief management officers

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Checking on contractors’ work
Congress tries to add info to databases to keep tabs on how contractors perform, but questions linger.











POLICY

OMB encourages Networx use
Contract remains optional, but strong incentives will elevate its appeal.


TECHNOLOGY 


Getting on the same page
Web-based mashups give agencies a new tool for connecting scattered data and applications.



POINTERS: RECOMMENDED READING

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Security spending on the rise


The sociology of social networking


The business of Twitter


Should a tech manager be IT savvy?





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    How Einstein changes the way government does business

    The Department of Commerce is revising its confidentiality agreement for statistical data survey respondents to reflect the fact that the Department of Homeland Security could see some of that data if it is captured by the Einstein system.

  • Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. Army photo by Monica King. Jan. 26, 2017.

    Mattis mulls consolidation in IT, cyber

    In a Feb. 17 memo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told senior leadership to establish teams to look for duplication across the armed services in business operations, including in IT and cybersecurity.

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    DHS vague on rules for election aid, say states

    State election officials had more questions than answers after a Department of Homeland Security presentation on the designation of election systems as critical U.S. infrastructure.

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    How the hiring freeze targets millennials

    The government desperately needs younger talent to replace an aging workforce, and experts say that a freeze on hiring doesn't help.

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    VA moves ahead with homegrown scheduling IT

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will test an internally developed scheduling module at primary care sites nationwide to see if it's ready to service the entire agency.

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    MGT Act poised for a comeback

    After missing in the last Congress, drafters of a bill to encourage cloud adoption are looking for a new plan.

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