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  • Policy
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    OMB: The IT management lights are on

    Federal IT doesn't stop for political transitions, said OMB officials who are concentrating on making sure efficiency and workforce policies from the last few years are working. 04/04/2017

  • Health IT
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    VA's most important 2017 decision

    A senior VA official told FCW that the decision, expected in July, to retain or move off of the homegrown Vista health record system is the most important move the agency will make this year. 04/03/2017

  • Comment
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    Why Trump should dump spreadsheets

    Many agencies still create multi-billion-dollar budgets in Excel spreadsheets, making it difficult to avoid the exact kind of waste the Office of Management and Budget wants to eliminate. 04/03/2017

  • 2017 President's Award Winner
    Lesley Field

    Lesley Field: 'Take whatever priorities come our way and make them work'

    The deputy administrator of the OFPP discusses the importance of continuity and career employees’ critical role. 03/31/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    DHS cyber reorg bill coming

    A top DHS cybersecurity official and a leading lawmaker are pushing a plan to reorganize federal cyber protection. 03/28/2017

  • Management
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    Can Jared fix federal IT?

    Seasoned government managers are hopeful about an innovation effort backed by the president, but they see pitfalls and the possibility of duplication. 03/27/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Michael Daniel. (Image credit: Sean Lyngaas)

    Former cyber czar looks to change info sharing

    As the U.S. government continues to wrestle with policies and programs to share intelligence about cybersecurity threats with the private sector, a small non-profit is trying to change paradigms around information sharing. 03/27/2017

  • Comment
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    Why Trump’s budget bodes well for IT transformation

    Agencies have taken admirable, if cautious, steps to modernize their IT, but wholesale change is needed. Proposed budget cuts just might force that to happen. 03/24/2017

  • Procurement
    US-Mexico Border wall Nogalez, Az.

    Border wall: tech not included (yet)

    Details of technology systems that might back a future border wall aren't spelled out in prototype specs. 03/23/2017

  • Cybersecurity

    GSA looks to streamline cyber buying

    As part of a new strategy for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation cybersecurity capabilities, GSA is looking to replace the blanket purchase agreement with a better governmentwide IT contract. 03/23/2017

  • Comment
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    Trump's disruption: Could there be a silver lining?

    Alan Balutis argues that government needs a good shake-up. 03/23/2017

  • Acquisition
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    House panel looks to spur acquisition innovation at DHS

    The House Homeland Security Committee passed a bill that would put a manager in place to foster more acquisition innovation at the Department of Homeland Security. 03/22/2017

  • Innovation
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    DIUx head wants to drive culture change at DOD

    The head of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental says his goal is to drive culture change in the DOD's acquisition and innovation processes rather than make DIUx the acquisition arm of the DOD. 03/21/2017

  • Transportation
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    Trump's budget revives calls for air traffic shift

    There are serious obstacles to moving air traffic operations away from the FAA, despite calls to do so in the president's budget. 03/21/2017

  • Oversight
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    IG: Census underestimates costs of 2020 count

    Inaccurate assumptions in the Census Bureau's 2016 test plan are contributing to the agency's underestimation of what the 2020 enumeration will cost. 03/21/2017

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