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Jason Miller

Workforce

Rep. Tom Davis: The exit interview

Few lawmakers have been more passionate about the working of government. After 14 years, he takes a look back — and talks about his next steps.

Workforce

From CIO to battlefield techie

Lisa Schlosser finds technical and leadership challenges as an Army reservist, not to mention sandstorms and oven-hot heat.

Workforce

26,000 move to RetireEZ

Federal employees who are ready to retire will no longer wait months for their first pension payment or wonder if their personnel file is complete and accurate.

Workforce

3 agencies tout PMA's value

OMB's Johnson says score cards improved agencies' effectiveness in the past 7 years.

Workforce

Web extra: Bartock, Bird, Heitkamp: The value of collaboration

This team of experts views IT challenges in three dimensions.

Project management skills still in short supply, CIO Council finds

A two-year-old survey just made public shows agencies are not making much progress in training and recruiting project managers.

Acquisition

New method weds enterprise architecture, acquisition

A soon-to-be-issued RFI would ask for best practices for model-based acquisition strategy.

Workforce

OMB simplifies federal spending portal guidance

Agencies will continue to be graded on data quality and completeness.

People

CIO Council starts wiki on architecture guidance

The draft of the "Practical Guide to Service-Oriented Architecture" is available for government and industry to comment on.

Workforce

OMB finalizes new statistical policy

The directive calls for the timely release of policy-neutral information.

Workforce

GSA sees clear benefits of consolidation

CIOs say consolidation is a priority, and a survey shows agencies heading down the path for better security and cost savings.

Workforce

GSA issues Security LOB enterprise software notice

Under the SmartBuy program, GSA will set up a blanket purchase agreement for situation awareness and incident response software.

Workforce

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission names new CIO

Kimberly Hancher will come over from the Federal Communications Commission.

Workforce

DOD continues offensive for cyberwarfare authority

Officials recognize that they must deal with a constant and growing threat to their networks.

National security trumps personal privacy, survey states

A new analysis of federal, state and local governments says identity management is protecting their systems and buildings better.

Workforce

Air Force hires Northrop Grumman to manage weather systems

Under the $239 million contract, the service's Weather Agency will receive operational support, integrated logistics, and systems engineering and development.

Workforce

OMB to Congress: Information access improving

The fifth annual e-government report details progress on several data-sharing initiatives.

Workforce

IBM protests FBI fingerprint system award

The Government Accountability Office has until June 4 to make a decision.

Acquisition

FAR Council issues final security configuration rule

Contracting officers are also required to consult with program officials to include the proper standards.

Workforce

IG: DOD fails to keep contractor performance records

The inspector general found that the Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System didn't include ratings on all active system contracts and many entries were late.