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  • Management
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    What keeps govtech leaders up at night?

    A joint survey by Grant Thornton and PSC found that IT stakeholders in government fear their own employees and outdated systems the most when it comes to cybersecurity. 09/25/2017

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    Do children of the wealthy grow up to be bad managers and leaders?

    Steve Kelman explores a new research paper that connects income inequality to narcissism and leader effectiveness. 09/25/2017

  • Critical Read
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    A how-to software guide for federal managers

    A guide from 18F aimed at federal managers without a software engineering background prioritizes continuous, incremental improvement and user-centered design. 09/22/2017

  • Telecom
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    How GSA can make its $50B telecom contract succeed

    The Government Accountability Office wants to see better transition planning as agencies start to move to the Enterprise Infrastructure Services contract. 09/22/2017

  • Oversight
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    Audit finds network vulnerabilities at NRC

    While rating the IT security as "generally effective," an audit of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Region IV office found several lapses that could leave sensitive data exposed. 09/22/2017

  • Workforce
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    Amid reorg, agency leaders push for SES reforms

    Amid reorganization and downsizing, agency leaders want to ensure there's a healthy pipeline for the senior executive service to carry out its mission. 09/21/2017

  • Cloud
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    USAF awards $1B cloud deal

    Dell EMC, Microsoft and General Dynamics are the winners in what's being called the largest-ever federal cloud award. 09/21/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Crunch time for acquisition portal in defense bill

    Reconciliation of the massive defense bill could put new off-the-shelf acquisition sources into the federal acquisition mix, but experts worry about the details. 09/21/2017

  • Defense
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    Navy delays 2018 NGEN award schedule

    The Navy announced a five-month delay in its award schedule for two of its IT contracts to implement a new 'sprint' process. 09/21/2017

  • Comment
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    How MGT changes the game for federal CIOs

    Under the funding plan in the Modernizing Government Technology Act, federal IT leaders will be able to make strategic technology investments with the same level of agility as their private-sector counterparts. 09/20/2017

  • Workforce
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    Agencies steer clear of RIFs in reorg plans

    Agencies think they can fulfill White House reorganization goals and trim their workforces by relying on attrition and reclassifying employees. 09/20/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS offers new details on Kaspersky ban

    The Department of Homeland Security published the full text of its Kaspersky ban in the Federal Register just as the Senate voted to ban the company from federal networks as an amendment to the defense bill. 09/19/2017

  • Oversight
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    IRS relies on obsolete hardware, IG finds

    An inspector general audit found the IRS is losing ground when it comes to replacing outdated IT hardware, with budget constraints topping the list of reasons. 09/19/2017

  • Oversight
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    Census dinged by IG for canvassing error rate

    A recent Department of Commerce inspector general report raises questions about the quality control procedures for an in-office component of the Census Bureau's address canvassing operation. 09/18/2017

  • Modernization
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    White House's IT policy deadline looms

    Administration will collect comments on a draft plan to rethink federal IT through Sept. 20, leading to a final report and a year-long flurry of activity to consolidate networks and develop new cloud policy. 09/18/2017

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