• Workforce
    Tony Scott  (Photo: VMware)

    Federal CIO: Hire faster, from every discipline

    Federal CIO Tony Scott said getting new people -- and new roles -- into government as soon as possible is critical, and when it comes to cybersecurity, a range of disciplines is ideal. 04/12/2016

  • Social Media
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    OPM wants to fold deep web, social media into background checks

    As a new security clearance agency develops, OPM's background checkers are seeking automated tools to review a variety of web-accessible information sources. 04/12/2016

  • Congress
    Will Hurd

    Hurd warns against rigid IT budgeting

    Rep. Will Hurd told FCW that the notion that "if you don't spend it, you lose it [is] the wrong kind of incentive to have in purchasing IT goods and services." 04/12/2016

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    GSA seeks input on cybersecurity services

    The General Services Administration wants to keep pace with the evolving cybersecurity services market. 04/12/2016

  • Contracting
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    Vendors are moving briskly in GSA's FASt Lane trial

    More than 40 companies have used GSA's new fast-track process to get a spot on the agency's massive multiple-award IT contract. 04/12/2016

  • Defense
    Terry Halvorsen

    Halvorsen outlines push to close data centers

    The Defense Department CIO also discussed cybersecurity scorecards, accreditation processes and DOD's upgrade to Windows 10. 04/11/2016

  • Crowd shot from the 2016 Federal 100 (Photo by Zaid Hamid)

    Photos from the Fed 100

    See the winners, guests and on-stage highlights from the 2016 Federal 100 Awards Gala. 04/11/2016

  • Acquisition
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    DHS helps mobile firm move into GSA's Schedule 70 fast lane

    The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate helped a small mobile security company join GSA’s largest, most widely used acquisition vehicle in just 35 days. 04/11/2016

  • Opinion
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    White House misses big opportunity with open source push

    Limiting the impact of open source policy to a time- and scope-constrained pilot forgoes a unique and long-needed opportunity to modernize government, argues a leading open source advocate. 04/11/2016

  • Acquisition Matters
    question mark made of dollar

    To buy better, government must know what it spends

    Agencies can put more money on mission by analyzing accounts payable data. The former leader of the U.K.'s Government Procurement Service explains what it takes. 04/11/2016

  • People
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    The 2016 Federal 100

    This year's winners were honored in person at the April 7 Fed 100 Awards Gala. Click here to learn more about their accomplishments. 04/08/2016

  • Modernization
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    White House offers details on $3.1B IT modernization plan

    House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will introduce legislation supporting an Obama administration plan to appropriate $3.1 billion for a capital fund to modernize outdated federal IT systems. 04/08/2016

  • Cloud
    Shutterstock image (by Maksim Kababou): cloud technology concept.

    VA plans major cloud procurement for FY16

    With a handful of questions to industry, the Department of Veterans Affairs signaled a big move to the cloud as part of its "buy first" initiative. 04/08/2016

  • 2016 Government Eagle Winner

    Mary Davie: GSA's great communicator

    Managing a workforce that oversees 7,000 contracts and $3.5 billion in federal spending, Mary Davie sits in the catbird seat of the government's vast IT acquisition operation. 04/08/2016

  • 2016 Industry Eagle Winner

    Daniel Chenok: Putting government first

    Dan Chenok, the IBM Center for the Business of Government's executive director, seems to have a hand in virtually every discussion devoted to making government run better. 04/08/2016