Workforce

Welles: Fiscal year follies

The start of a new fiscal year offers an opportunity for dialogue about what lies ahead.

Workforce

Kelman: How to sustain reforms

Reforms are most sustainable if they change institutions or policy-making, according to a new book.

Workforce

Paller: FISMA 2008: A better solution

New FISMA proposals target deficiencies.

Acquisition

Petrillo: New rules tighten task orders

Provisions of the 2008 Defense Authorization Act address concerns about task orders issued through umbrella contracts.

Workforce

Editorial: Security, not secrecy

The Bush administration's Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative tapped the expertise of an elite group, but however bright its members might be, they cannot match the collective wisdom of the security industry.

Workforce

Breul: CMO idea could stick around

Chief management officers could provide the governance and management disciplines many programs lack.

Workforce

Editorial: What to do with the CMO

Congress can amend a department’s org chart, but legislation alone won’t change culture.

Workforce

OpEd: How to think like a sports GM

The case of Manny Ramirez highlights the importance of workforce mobility.

Workforce

Editorial: The search mandate

Agencies have an obligation to keep up with the latest search standards.

Workforce

Miller: Independent oversight works

Independent oversight keeps projects moving and avoids conflicts of interest.

Acquisition

Editorial: A fresh take on contracting

Does the intelligence community rely too much on contractors?

Workforce

Gourley: The key to IT compliance

Automation can help agencies comply with the growing number of IT rules and regulations.

Workforce

Kelman: Some good workforce news

Procurement training programs still emphasize making impact, rather than avoiding malfeasance.

Acquisition

Editorial: A cure for set-aside ills

To avoid overreliance on big systems integrators, the challenge is recognizing the opportunities where small businesses bring a lot to the table.

Workforce

Editorial: New IT plans needed

What is needed in 2009 is a detailed technology plan for innovation in government.

Workforce

Sprehe: Seeking the records decider

It isn’t necessary to leave archiving decisions in the hands of users.

Workforce

Amtower: Future shock for fed workforce

Expect this fall’s election to trigger a landslide of retirements among senior career feds.

Workforce

Editorial: Youthful thinking

The next administration has a unique opportunity to change the way government does business and is managed.

Workforce

Kelman: Hiring outside of the box

Government tries to heal a self-inflicted wound with new approaches to recruiting talent.

Workforce

Welles: The dark age of distraction

Are we increasingly lost in the 24/7 world? A new book suggests ways to battle against the age of distraction.

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