Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.
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Here are three steps for moving from static spreadsheets to truly dynamic tools that support decision-making and mission analysis.
Congress passed the omnibus appropriations bill on Dec. 18, funding the federal government through fiscal year 2016 and averting a possible shutdown.
Lawmakers have long asked for such a policy, but the debate is likely only getting started now that they have one.
Steve Kelman applauds the Professional Services Council's new framework document -- and the organization's willingness to look beyond narrow member interests.
The inclusion of cybersecurity information-sharing legislation in an omnibus package is a milestone in the Department of Homeland Security's evolving collaboration with the private sector on cyber.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill includes a FITARA carve-out for the National Labs, some key appropriations for IT improvements and cybersecurity, and lumps of coal for a few problematic programs.
After an abysmal performance on the FITARA scorecard, some CIOs are owning their terrible grades and focusing on how to make improvements.
A new bulletin marks an effort to refine the way the government alerts the public about terrorism threats.
Department of Transportation CIO Richard McKinney is using his FITARA hammer to halt purchasing until he gets spending plans that show him what the heck is going on.
Like his Apple counterpart, BlackBerry CEO John Chen is opposed to weakening encryption but says the debate between law enforcement and tech firms has gotten too acrimonious.
Landmark cybersecurity legislation was included in the omnibus spending bill to fund the government through fiscal year 2016, but some privacy advocates are still determined to oppose the measure.
Lisa Disbrow, President Obama's choice for the post of Undersecretary of the Air Force, updated a Senate panel on the Air Force's IT plans at her nomination hearing.
OPM cyber guru Clifton Triplett wants agencies to make better use of the people and tools they already have.
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