• Cloud
    cloud migration

    DISA seeks metrics for cloud SLAs

    An interagency working group is putting together a catalog of service level agreement metrics that all federal agencies could use for commercial cloud contracts. 08/14/2018

  • Procurement
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    Census grapples with IT and (now) paper challenges

    In addition to questions over systems readiness and cybersecurity, the first-ever online census is now working to straighten out issues on the paper-based side of the decennial population count -- all against a ticking clock. 08/14/2018

  • Cybersecurity
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    Sen. Markey wants details on cyber threats to the U.S. grid

    In letters to federal agencies and power companies, Sen. Edward Markey wants more information on reports of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in U.S. power systems. 08/14/2018

  • teamwork (SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock.com)

    Employee empowerment and improved performance: The missing link

    It has long been assumed that empowering employees can boost an organization's performance, Steve Kelman notes, but new research finally delivers the data to prove it. 08/14/2018

  • Space
    satellite data exchange (sdecoret/Shutterstock.com)

    GAO urges DOD to share data about commercial satellite programs

    Centralizing data related to the Defense Department's work with commercial satellites could be one of the first tasks for a “Space Force.” 08/10/2018

  • Workforce
    teamwork (SFIO CRACHO/Shutterstock.com)

    Civic Digital Fellows showcase a second year's work in Washington

    Thirty-six students from across the country spent the summer tackling tech challenges that ranged from data transparency to website redesign to machine learning. 08/10/2018

  • Cybersecurity
    data scan (Titima Ongkantong/Shutterstock.com)

    NARA is doing great at email, website security. Maybe

    An audit finds the National Archives and Records Administration is well on its way to complying with a DHS directive to boost email and website security, but the agency's measurements need improvement. 08/09/2018

  • FCW PERSPECTIVES
    sensor network (agsandrew/Shutterstock.com)

    Are agencies really ready for EIS?

    The telecom contract has the potential to reinvent IT infrastructure, but finding the bandwidth to take full advantage could prove difficult. 08/09/2018

  • Management
    Department of Veterans Affairs (Photo: bakdc / Shutterstock)

    The shadow rulers of the VA

    The Department of Veterans Affairs is scrambling to modernize massive systems, reform its workforce and fill key leadership roles. According to ProPublica, a cadre of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago connections is secretly shaping those efforts and many others. 08/08/2018

  • IT Management
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    Agencies still lag in empowering their CIOs. What gives?

    Despite legislation, other congressional pressures and a presidential executive order aimed at expanding the authorities of CIOs, most agencies still lack policies to make those requirements a reality. 08/08/2018

  • Defense
    CIOs

    NBIB move to DOD looks increasingly likely

    National Background Investigations Bureau Director Charles Phalen discusses the Trump administration's plan to move the organization under the Defense Department. 08/07/2018

  • People
    Dave Powner, GAO

    Dave Powner audits the state of federal IT

    The GAO director of information technology issues is leaving government after 16 years. On his way out the door, Dave Powner details how far govtech has come in the past two decades and flags the most critical issues he sees facing federal IT leaders. 08/07/2018

  • FCW Illustration.  Original Images: Shutterstock, Airbnb

    Should federal contracting be more like Airbnb?

    Steve Kelman believes a lighter touch and a bit more trust could transform today's compliance culture. 08/06/2018

  • Oversight
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    GAO: NNSA needs better contract oversight

    The agency responsible for the security and maintenance of the nation’s nuclear stockpile should have a better handle on its maintenance and operations contract documents, a new audit finds. 08/06/2018

  • Census
    Census 2020 By Maria Dryfhout Stock photo ID: 790714156

    Census details cyber strategies, awards last major IT contract

    Census Bureau officials sought to address swirling concerns about what the agency is doing to protect sensitive response data and mitigate cyber risks. 08/03/2018

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