Open-government advocates have long criticized the reliance on the proprietary DUNS identifier in federal contracting, and it appears that some agencies are listening.
A new study urges agencies to embrace the IoT while also instituting adequate security and privacy protections.
Agency CIOs can lead real and lasting change with the help of other government leaders and old-school performance grades.
There's much to do in a short amount of time to make the IT reforms in FITARA work, leaders say.
The creation of a new oversight office in GSA leaves many critical issues unresolved, but it's an important improvement nonetheless.
The CFO Act has solved many of the problems it was intended to fix, but top federal financial managers are often too busy with compliance to deal with higher-level challenges, according to a new report.
CIOs must find ways to nudge mission partners toward smarter investment decisions.
A forthcoming inspector general report will delve into how the IG says OPM violated procurement regulations with its $20 million post-breach services award to Winvale.
News and notes from around the federal IT community.
The Pentagon's acquisition reform initiative is in its third iteration. A new report examines how it's working and gleans possible lessons for the rest of government.
Steve Kelman contends that the real lesson from 18F's recent reverse auction is about citizen engagement, not contracting.
Hacking China back is not the solution to American cyber vulnerability, experts warn. Voters need to start demanding that presidential candidates take a deeper look at the issue.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement's provisions on government procurement would open new supplier markets to federal buyers, but will likely require more due diligence.
GSA's in-house startup tried a reverse auction micro-purchase approach to buying code, and it turned out one techie was willing to work for far cheaper than anyone had imagined.
The administration's new governance structure is a solid first step, but legislation is still necessary, writes Shared Services Leadership Coalition CEO John Marshall.
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