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Reid Davenport

Reid Davenport is a former FCW editorial fellow. Connect with him on Twitter: @ReidDavenport.

IT and disability: A symbiotic pair

There is no silver bullet for decreasing the rampant unemployment for people with disabilities, but both assistive technology and IT jobs afford the most promise to a static problem.


Trent Janda: Making electronic medical records a reality

The Coast Guard is poised to begin deploying its Integrated Health Information System, thanks in large part to the drive of the service's chief medical information officer.


Avoiding the Senior Executive Service

While Congress takes potshots at pay and bonuses, top government executives say the SES is being decimated by morale problems and a reluctance of talented managers to join their ranks.


Sequestration gummed up IT plans

Budget cuts caused several agencies to rework plans for funding IT projects or dispense with them altogether, says a GAO report.


AFFIRM announces Leadership Award winners

Darren Ash, Mike Krieger and David McClure are among the honorees.


Measuring knowledge at NASA

NASA has metrics to gauge competency, but Chief Knowledge Officer Ed Hoffman says hard skills aren't everything.

Digital Government

Change, technology and the federal workforce

From using data intelligently to adjusting to a younger workforce to training with a purpose, experts analyze the near-future of government.


Collaboration is wicked hard but essential

Cybersecurity demands leadership across agencies because of the widespread challenge it presents, says a new Brookings report.


It's not just about the money

Integrating IT employees into the larger agency culture and allowing them to innovate are crucial to recruiting the best and brightest for the federal workforce, experts say.


NOAA CIO headed to Justice

Joseph Klimavicz will take over the post that Luke McCormack left in November 2013.

How analytics are changing health care

Medical innovators show how better records and advanced algorithms can transform treatment.

Navy calibration patent goes commercial

Under a cross-licensing agreement, American Technical Services will commercialize the system, while the Navy obtains a license to use ATS software.


Two IRS IT projects on hold

A GAO report on the tax agency's budget says a pair of tech programs have fallen victim to spending cuts.

Digital Government

NIST shares tool for vetting mobile apps

Open source project lets developers plug in their own tools for risk assessment.

Americans wary of domestic drones, wearable computers

A new Pew survey found overall optimism but strong concerns about the effect of specific technologies.


GAO: SEC needs to bolster info security

Auditors say the commission did not adequately oversee the contractor in charge of migrating one of its financial systems to a new production environment.


GAO: NASA improving its project management

Auditors say acquisition needs additional attention, but NASA gets good marks for managing maturing technologies.

Should every agency have an IG?

GAO says there are better alternatives for effective oversight of small agencies. Inspectors general, unsurprisingly, take a different view.


Johnson joins CAP as a senior fellow

The former presidential innovation fellow's work at the progressive think tank will focus on federal IT, procurement reform and open data.

NOAA, NASA finalists in web design competition

The Webby awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.