Workforce

SBA gets new CIO

Christine Liu, a 27-year federal employee, replaces Charles McClam, acting CIO at the Small Business Administration.

Cybersecurity

Cadenas to step up at VA

VA's cybersecurity head will take new position when CIO Robert McFarland leaves in May.

Workforce

Springer makes her mark in Washington

OPM's director is applying her management skills to creating a more effective federal workforce.

Workforce

Few women in top tech roles

The gender gap is smallest among top advisers in governors’ officers.

Workforce

Fellows to study business transformation

The Defense Department program will offer midlevel officers and managers a yearlong experience in business transformation.

Workforce

FEMA assesses its IT strengths

CIO Barry West said the agency will have a new information system for tracking supplies into storm-damaged regions.

IT Modernization

DOT: Help us save money

Virtualization will enable the Transportation Department to consolidate separate applications and servers in a virtual data center.

Workforce

Federal manager groups unite

The Government Managers Coalition will work together on civil service issues, its representatives announced this week.

Workforce

Leaders urged to manage dissent

New book offers ideas for coping constructively with oppositional employees

Cybersecurity

New report details ITMS failures

The IG found that TSA mismanaged a $1 billion Unisys contract, but that the agency has since adopted a better-managed acquisition strategy.

Cybersecurity

NIST releases revised card standards

The document, Special Publication 800-73-1, interprets the standards to ensure interoperability and performance.

Workforce

GAO will tally costs of NSPS

Comptroller General David Walker will conduct a comprehensive review of the cost of the Defense Department’s new civilian personnel system.

Workforce

GAO assesses Katrina oversight

Confusion, poor communication and a shortage of oversight officials led to wasted spending

Workforce

Lt. Col. Kenneth C. Blakely: AKO opens virtual community center

Blakely's speedy organization of an online center helped Army staff affected by Hurricane Katrina contact relatives and find shelter.

Workforce

OPM publishes performance plan

Some goals in five-year plan apply to all federal agencies

IT Modernization

FAA: Knowledge sharing shouldn’t be forced

Agency’s use of online collaboration space has expanded to solve workgroup problems

Workforce

GSA clarifies telework rules

The detailed guidelines published March 17 in a General Services Administration bulletin are effective immediately.

Workforce

IT essential to Army officer training

Rand recommends that the service emphasize skills such as intuitive decision-making and situational awareness.

IT Modernization

GAO finds gaps in secure credentialing

Auditors warn that agencies might miss the program’s October deadline

Workforce

EVM sounds the alarm

Smart agencies let earned value management lead them to better program management

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