• Congress
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    Senator seeks probe of 'burrowing' CFPB fed

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) wants the Office of Special Counsel to look into the conversion of Leandra English from a political appointee at OPM to a career official at CFPB. 01/04/2018

  • FCW Perspectives
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    Shared services: Getting past the sticking points

    The push for shared services is revealing a host of challenges related to agencies’ core missions and government’s relationship with industry. 01/04/2018

  • Spotlight on the Census
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    Census enters 2018 facing more questions than answers

    After a 2017 filled with uncertainty and slipped deadlines, the Census Bureau faces a critical 2018 that could make or break the constitutionally mandated count. 12/26/2017

  • IT Modernization
    Management abstract

    GSA looks to staff up IT modernization teams

    Solicitation covers start-up staffing needs for five separate Centers of Excellence to "manage centralized, function-specific talent, solutions and acquisition vehicles." 12/22/2017

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The Lectern

Opinion that Matters

  • agile development (Kalakruthi/Shutterstock.com)

    Striking a blow for agile with DOD weapons systems

    If the Defense Department truly embraces agile, Steve Kelman argues, it would be a critical and much-needed tipping point for government innovation. 04/18/2018

  • Comment
    email security

    In defense of DMARC

    Clearing up some common misunderstandings about email authentication. 04/16/2018

  • App-level approach to mobile management

    When the U.S. is a tech laggard

    While the United States dominates many areas of IT, Steve Kelman notes that the hotspots for certain sectors are clearly clustered elsewhere. 04/10/2018