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Natalie Lauri

Natalie Lauri is an editorial fellow at FCW. Connect with her on Twitter: @Nat_Lauri.

Agencies trade ideas on getting a message to go viral

From Vine videos to rapid-response blogging, feds are using social media to advance their agencies' missions.

IT Modernization

Study argues against maintaining legacy systems

Meritalk survey suggests that embracing a software-based IT enterprise would bring major rewards.


How to tap the power of employee engagement

Bob Lavigna brings more than 30 years of experience in workforce management to the pages of his new book, "Engaging Government Employees."


FAA's air traffic modernization efforts face obstacles

IG testimony cites poor planning and a culture resistant to 'significant change.'


Satisfaction with diversity support wanes

Confidence in leaderhship empowerment also suffers compared to previous survey in 2011.


2012 Rising Star Kevin Rosapep: On to new geo-challenges

After successfully launching a geospatial intelligence program for diplomats abroad, Rosapep is now delivering geo-intelligence to the DEA.


GAO urges OPM to improve telework reporting

Of seven reporting requirements established by the Telework Enhancement Act, OPM partially met only two, audit finds.


GAO: Agencies need more program evaluations

Although most managers report that taking stock of their program performance is helpful, they're not doing it very often.


Census in the spotlight at open source summit

With projects this year and in 2012, Census is testing the open-data waters in significant ways.


Deloitte picks new federal consulting leader

Janet Foutty, formerly the consulting firm's managing director of technology, will take over from John Gibbons.


GAO warns CMS exchanges behind schedule

As deadline nears, testing delays leave little margin for error, report finds.


HUD falters at project management

GAO uncovers deficiencies in two key modernization programs.


Leaders: Are you asking the right IT questions?

Information technology may have its own department, but agency leaders and the heads of other departments should know the right questions to ask. A consulting firm offers a list.


Using data visualization in government

An IBM Center for the Business of Government report explores ways to turn data into visual representations.