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 Agency management

  1. Many agencies use a mix of private and public commercial clouds. Hybrid clouds can serve as a bridge between the two. Microsoft

    Hybrid cloud strategy needs unity from the start

    Interconnecting multiple cloud systems poses the next great hurdle

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  2. The US Postal Service plans reductions in force to begin in 2015. Scott Olson / Getty Images

    Postal Service seeks RIF administrator as layoffs loom

    As buyouts and early retirements go forward, involuntary cuts are only months away.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  3. A Lockheed Martin employee working on a server in the NextGen Cyber Innovation and Technology (NCITE) Center in Gaithersburg. Fran Dries

    For cyber-defense, automation alone is not enough

    Human intervention is required to truly make networks secure.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  4. Security clearance holders owe $730 million in back taxes

    People with financial troubles may be vulnerable to coercion.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  5. Sue Trombley Tom Kates/ / Courtesy of Iron Mountain Consulting

    Hybrid records management can enable open government

    In his first day in office, President Obama signed the memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, calling for a new era of open and accountable government.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  6.  Alan Lessig/Staff

    Mining innovation from military health

    Rachel Foster connects organizational top and bottom to make ideas real.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  7. Embrace risk management

    It is not surprising that interest in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is growing fast among federal agencies. Recent experiences have demonstrated the need for improved awareness and alleviation of risks that jeopardize mission achievement.

    • Jul. 28, 2014
  8. Lawmakers are trying to make it easier to impose penalties for mismanagement on senior agency leaders. KAREN BLEIER / AFP

    Under fire: Lawmakers target senior executives

    Momentum is building in Congress to make it easier to fire and discipline federal executives for mismanagement.

    • Jul. 25, 2014
  9. Veterans Affairs acting Secretary Sloan Gibson testifies July 16 on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the state of VA health care in the wake of revelations of neglect and delayed medical visits. He is accompanied by Assistant Deputy Undersecretary For Health For Administrative Operations Philip Matkowsky. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

    Documents detail VA mistreatment of vets

    Lawmaker criticizes VA Medical Inspector for lax oversight.

    • Jul. 24, 2014
  10. Cloud computing could save agencies significant money, but less than half of the respondents to a recent survey believe their agencies are considering a shift. scanrail / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Survey: Agencies could save billions with cloud

    Meritalk finds less than half of survey respondents work for agencies contemplating a shift.

    • Jul. 23, 2014
  11. Robert Gates, Principal at RiceHadleyGates and former Secretary of Defense, delivers the keynote address at the Federal Innovation Summit 2014. Rob Curtis/Staff / Staff

    Gates: Agencies must break bad habits to modernize IT systems

    'Sclerotic' contracting system and hidebound leaders lead to failure.

    • Jul. 22, 2014
  12. COL Patrick Burden will be leaving his post as General Fund Enterprise Business System Project Manager. Rob Curtis/Staff / Military Times

    Army gets new GFEBS manager

    COL Patrick Burden reassigned to a new PEO position

    • Jul. 18, 2014
  13. 543rd ISR Group airmen negotiate competitive field training exercise at Medina Annex at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. Air Force

    Air Force ISR agency to become numbered Air Force

    Maj. Gen. John Shanahan will remain in charge of the Texas-based unit as three new wings join.

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  14. Steve Watkins, editor of Federal Times. Alan Lessig / Federal Times

    Federal Times wins six Azbee awards

    Federal Times has won five Gold Azbee awards and one Silver Azbee award for journalism excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).

    • Jul. 17, 2014
  15. Deborah Lee James

    Air Force reorg to cut thousands of jobs

    A new command for surveillance is planned, while positions are on the chopping block

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  16. Rep. Darrell Issa supported a change to the TSP. TIM SLOAN / AFP/Getty Images

    House passes bills to change TSP default fund, extend whistleblower protections

    Federal workers who do not choose a fund for their Thrift Savings Plan contributions will be placed into a mixture of investments based on age

    • Jul. 15, 2014
  17. Anne Rung Courtesy Photo

    Former GSA official to be nominated administration's procurement chief

    Anne Rung, now with OMB, is primed to advance.

    • Jul. 14, 2014
  18. Lawmakers hope to get VA reform bill back on track

    Now that the price tag for the Veterans Affairs Department reform bill has been slashed by about $120 billion over three years, lawmakers are hopeful the legislation can move ahead quickly.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  19. Shaun Donovan was confirmed by the Senate as the new director of the Office of Management and Budget July 10. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Alex Wong / Getty Images

    Senate confirms Donovan as new OMB chief

    The Senate voted 75 to 22 to confirm former Housing and Urban Development secretary Shaun Donovan as the new director of the Office of Management and Budget July 10.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  20. Patent IG alleges high-level nepotism attempt

    Trademarks commissioner allegedly pressured agency officials to hire an acquaintance.

    • Jul. 11, 2014
  21. Julian Castro testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

    Senate confirms Castro as new HUD secretary

    San Antonio mayor's confirmation to take over housing agency passes 71-26.

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  22. The Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. Getty Images

    VA official 'sickened' by whistleblower retaliation

    Tuchschmidt promises changes are coming.

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  23. Maj Gen James K. 'Kevin' McLaughlin has been nominated to become deputy commander at U.S. Cyber Command. Air Force

    McLaughlin picked as CYBERCOM deputy commander

    The assignment would come with a promotion.

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  24. Paige Atkins, formerly with DISA, is returning to the government on the civilian side. Mike Morones/Staff

    Former DISA official heads to Commerce

    After three years away from government, Paige Atkins is returning.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  25. 91 Air Force civilians approved for voluntary separations

    The Air Force is continuing to offer active-duty airmen the option of switching to the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard under the expanded Palace Chase and Palace Front programs.

    • Jul. 8, 2014
  26. President Barack Obama is flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and former Procter & Gamble exec Robert McDonald (right), Obama's nominee to get the scandal-plagued VA back on track. Dennis Brack/Getty Images

    Transforming the VA will be daunting task

    It seems nearly every day there's more bad news about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and how it has treated those who served in the military.

    • Jul. 7, 2014
  27. DoD could save $19 billion by replacing some military personnel with civilian employees, according to the CBO. A1C Andea Salazar / 374 AW Public Affairs

    CBO: Save $19B by replacing 70K troops with civilians

    DoD could save $19 billion over 10 years by doing so.

    • Jul. 3, 2014
  28. Information technology that supports health management functions, such as medication management and clinical results, is exempt from FDA regulations, according to the agency's recent framework. Thomas Brown/Staff

    FDA decision frees health IT developers

    With a clear declaration that health IT does not fall into the category of medical devices, vendors and developers can be assured device regulations do not apply.

    • Jul. 3, 2014
  29. COL Patrick Burden, the General Fund Enterprise Business System Project Manager, US Army's PEO EIS, promises a draft solicitation for a new contract writing system within months. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Army to launch new ERP competition soon

    The Army plans to issue a draft solicitation to industry in the next few months for a new contract writing system, according to Col. Patrick Burden, who is overseeing the program.

    • Jul. 2, 2014
  30. ADM Mike Rogers: DISA needs an operational mission to operate and defend the DoDIN. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

    DISA needs DoDIN operational mission, says cyber chief

    DISA was primarily an engineering and acquisition organization, but that should change, Rogers says.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  31. Agency data copying policies might be slowing consolidation progress. Shown: The NASA Center for Climate Simulation's Discover supercomputer.

    Study: Data copying works against consolidation at many agencies

    Agencies could spend more than $16 billion in 10 years on unnecessary storage.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  32. Then-Proctor & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald speaks Sept. 23, 2012, during the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York. Getty Images

    Obama to nominate former Proctor & Gamble CEO as Veterans Affairs secretary

    The White House on Monday will nominate former Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald to take over as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, charged with fixing the ongoing veterans care delay scandal and restoring public faith in the department.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  33. Sen. Jon Tester wants to allow agencies to share information about job apllicants. Allison Shelley / Getty Images

    Bill would allow agencies to share applicant info

    Tester wants to remove legal barriers to information sharing.

    • Jun. 30, 2014
  34. : U.S. Postal Service employee Netza Suastegui delivers the mail in Los Angeles, California. A House commitee has passed a bill that would prevent the USPS from ending Saturday mail delivery, which the service had proposed as a cost-cutting measure. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    House committee keeps Saturday mail delivery

    USPS, other groups dispute accuracy of projected cost savings.

    • Jun. 26, 2014
  35. Sen Patrick Leahy is co-sponsoring legislation to increase the amount of information agencies release through FOIA requests. Win McNamee / Getty Images

    Senators push for more disclosure

    FOIA reform bill would require agencies to release more information than they do now.

    • Jun. 26, 2014
  36. Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, believes that inadequate compensation and a lack of appreciation for the contributions of SES members is causing them to leave at higher rates. Rob Curtis/Staff

    More senior executives leaving government

    Are inadequate pay and lack of public acknowledgment to blame?

    • Jun. 26, 2014
  37. Jessica Wright and Jamie Morin have been confirmed to take new DoD posts. Air Force

    Senate confirms 2 Pentagon nominees

    Jamie Morin, Jessica Wright are in; more nominations remain pending.

    • Jun. 26, 2014
  38. Beth Cobert targets unneeded agency reports. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Administration: Ditch unneeded agency reports

    OMB has found 74 reports that could be eliminated or consolidated.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  39. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan is in line to be the next director of the Office of Management and Budget. Alex Wong / Getty Images

    Shaun Donovan's OMB nomination advances in Senate

    The Secretary of HUD may follow Sylvia Burwell as OMB director.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  40. Suresh Kumar (left) and Ed DeSeve Larry Lettera/ Camera 1

    4 principles of risk management

    Agencies have little guidance for avoiding or shifting risk.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  41. 'Cyber legislation remains a very important part of this journey,' says Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of US Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and chief of the Central Security Service. SAUL LOEB / AFP/Getty Images

    Agency heads hash out critical infrastructure protection roles

    NSA, DHS, FBI sorting out who does what in cyber mission.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  42. An interim rule would lower the cap on contractor reimbursements for executive salaries. Here, Shawn Walsh, an Agile Manufacturing Technology team leader at Army Research Laboratory, and Mike Thompson, an ARL contractor technician, unfurl a lightweight ballistic material for integration into body-armor processes. Conrad Johnson / U.S. Army

    Interim rule lowers contractor salary cap to $487,000

    The budget passed in 2013 establshed the lower cap.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  43. 'Our inability to work together is our greatest danger.' -- DIA Director LTG Michael Flynn. Gannett Government Media Corp

    DIA to unveil innovation gateway

    After more than a year of development, the curtain rises on collaborative space for industry to share ideas.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  44. New secretary won't solve VA's woes

    The department needs to develop a new culture based on patient-centered care.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
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