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  1. The cloud is changing the way defense and intelligence agencies think about carrying out their missions. Staff Sgt. Tracy J. Smith/ / Army

    Cloud emerges as essential component in defense, intel operations

    DoD officials mull best use of cloud for ground ops, while intelligence organizations weigh secrecy concerns.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  2. Employees and contractors are not protecting valuable property at GSA HQ, according to the inspector general. Sheila Vemmer/Staff

    It's easy to steal things at GSA HQ, report says

    IG finds lax security for documents and valuables despite ongoing reminders to lock things up.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  3. Michael R. Avery, Chief Operating Officer, ARMA International?

    Empower NARA to fix record keeping

    Recent revelations about the unauthorized disposal of email records at the IRS reveal a serious problem with the records management policies and practices of federal agencies.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  4. Sally Katzen served as administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) from 1993 to 1998. She is a senior adviser at the Podesta Group and a visiting professor at New York University School of Law. Courtesy Photo

    Why the government needs a regulator of regulators

    The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs takes political fire from both sides of the aisle.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  5. Dr. Ronald Sanders is a vice-president and fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. Colin Kelly / Gannett Government Media Co.

    The Ebola crisis: An enterprise leadership challenge

    The emergence of the Ebola virus in the United States makes the job of the Ebola 'czar' even harder.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  6. Top 10 contributors to CFC campaigns

    Counting down federal agencies with the highest average donations per employee in 2013.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  7. Health, medical research most popular charity choices in 2013 CFC

    11 charities received more than $1 million in donations in 2013.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  8. Ted Girard, Vice President, Delphix Federal? Courtesy

    Virtualization is key to consolidation

    Since the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) was launched in 2010, modernization of legacy IT infrastructure has been a hot topic.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  9. Program View

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  10. Executive One-on-One

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  11.  Ciaran Griffin / Getty Images

    Agencies must improve payment card security by year end

    President Obama signed an executive order Friday requiring federal agencies to strengthen card and reader security by Jan. 1.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  12. Nitin Pradhan is the former CIO of the US Department of Transportation. He is now Managing Partner of GOVonomy and CEO of Public Private Innovations. Courtesy Photo

    A fresh approach to IDIQs, BPAs, and GWACs

    A few changes could make multiple-award contracts work much better.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  13. Man Looking At Computer Screen (Thinkstock) Chad Kawalec / Getty Images/Hemera

    'Operation DeathClick' targets defense contractors

    Cybersecurity analysts suggest attacks on federal systems not far behind.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  14. Morale at the Energy Department is falling and employees are frustrated with their workloads and managers, according to a new survey. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    Energy Department employees frustrated with workloads

    Compared to just a year ago, fewer DoE employees feel encouraged to innovate, trust their supervisers or believe promotions are based on merit.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  15. Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, speaks during the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council's symposium on the future of DHS enterprise. Rob Curtis/Staff

    DHS head: Cybersecurity, Unity of Effort top priority list

    Jeh Johnson seeks greater efficiency within DHS components.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  16. Tom Sasala Mike Morones/Staff

    Pentagon's virtualized desktop infrastructure reaches 18,000 computers

    CTO Thomas Sasala: The program is living up to the promise of easier desktop management.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  17. Philip R. Reitinger is the president of VisionSpear LLC and former chief information security officer for Sony, deputy undersecretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security, and chief trustworthy infrastructure strategist at Microsoft, as well as a former executive at the Departments of Justice and Defense. You can reach him on Twitter @VisionSpear. Courtesy Photo

    One team, one fight in cybersecurity

    Teams sharing space: An idea whose time has come.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  18. Editorial: Getting modernization on track

    The technology is capable, but government needs organizational modernization and robust education across the federal enterprise.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  19. James Windle works at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and has worked at the Office of Management and Budget, the House Committee on Appropriations, and multiple federal agencies. The views expressed are his own and do not represent those of NREL or the U.S. Department of Energy. Courtesy Photo

    How to form coalitions of action

    Few individuals can take on the bureaucracy alone.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  20. HHS awards contract to develop Ebola vaccine

    The Health and Human Services Department wants to develop an Ebola vaccine within the next two years, according to an agency announcement.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  21. Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole is stepping down. AFP/Getty Images

    TSA chief announces retirement

    John Pistole served for more than four years.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  22. A security firm's logo for the Sandworm vulnerability. The name and image derive from Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel Dune. iSIGHT Partners

    Microsoft-based systems at risk from 'Sandworm' vulnerability

    Security gap in Microsoft products has been used to breach an American university, systems in Europe.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  23. Most management fellows want agency jobs, but problems remain

    Most of the 2014 presidential management fellows were satisfied with the experience and would like a career in the federal government, according to a new survey.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  24. Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald says he's working 'aggressively' to fire problem employees in his department and is frustrated by congressional criticism that dismissals aren't moving fast enough. Mandel Ngan/AFP

    VA secretary defends discipline record

    Robert McDonald challenges critics in Congress who who allege laxity, slowness.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  25. A review of federal cloud computing contracts revealed that none included proper security standards or metrics to assess service providers. Coast Guard

    IGs: Cloud contracts lack security, assessment clauses

    Internal reviews showed no single cloud contract that included all the necessary standards.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  26. The time for acquisition reform may be at hand

    An increased focus on competition, Congressional attention could facilitate change.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  27. The Army has made significant strides in areas such as assessing aptitude and establishing training and doctrine, but the build-up is not without challenges, according to Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon. Army

    Army wrestles with talent amid cyber force build-up

    The Army has made significant strides in areas such as assessing aptitude and establishing training and doctrine, but the effort comes with challenges.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  28. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    A contracting system based on trust

    Ethical behavior depends on an inner compass more than laws.

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  29. Rep. Jeff Miller says VA allows executives too much time to escape being fired. Alex Wong / Getty Images

    VA procurement exec retires amidst scandal

    VA committee chairman says agency is dragging its feet firing bad execs

    • Oct. 15, 2014
  30. GSA's OASIS empowers procurement of professional services. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    OASIS signals a new era for GSA

    The May award of the long-awaited contract was the beginning of the agency's reinvention.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  31. Defense employees less happy with bosses, leadership

    Survey shows declining scores on management motivation, communication.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  32. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson (pictured) and Army Gen. Charles Jacoby are in regular contact on threats that call for collaboration. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Army, DHS leaders seek closer partnership

    Ebola, ISIL, other threats call for collaborative approaches.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  33. Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, would like to see the overhaul of an executive order which requires a review of a contractor's legal actions. (PSC)

    Executive order violates labor laws, group alleges

    Federal contracting trade association wants overhaul of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces E.O.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  34. The market shift to converged services is 'foundational,' accordingt to Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council. File

    Survey: Feds slow in adopting converged technology, services

    Only one in five have plans to procure software, infrastructure as a service.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  35. Annette Rippert is a Managing Director at Accenture Federal Services, where she serves as Technology Strategy Lead with a focus on Emerging Technologies. File

    Citizens are going digital. Where is your agency going?

    Agencies are providing digital platforms for public services, and research shows that is the smart choice.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  36. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants the Defense Department to be prepared for rising sea levels.

    DoD must plan for the national security implications of climate change

    The changing climate is a 'threat multiplier' in the nation's defense strategy.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  37. 123 small businesses have spots on the OASIS small business contract. tetmc / Getty Images/iStockphoto

    OASIS small business contract starts strong

    Five agencies have already placed orders, and officials anticipate increasing interest.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  38. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants the Defense Department to be prepared for rising sea levels.

    Climate change could alter the defense landscape

    Rising seas, extreme weather are expected to affect supply chains and, potentially, increase stress on equipment.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  39. The Obama administration is accelerating cybersecurity efforts within federal agencies and in the sectors responsible for critical infrastructure, said Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator. Mike Morones

    White House working around cyber bill impasse

    The White House's top cybersecurity official said it's not more power the Obama administration is after it's getting organizations involved to head in the same direction.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  40. Katherine Archuleta is director of the Office of Personnel Management. Staff

    Data is driving STEM recruitment

    OPM seeks to understand STEM workforce and provide tools for managers to attract new talent.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  41. NASA awards more spots on SEWP V

    The latest awards comprise the second of three groups.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  42. OASIS offers a range of professional services. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    OASIS heralds new digital era for GSA

    The May award of the long-awaited contract was the beginning of the agency's reinvention.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  43. Andy Ozment is assistant secretary, cybersecurity and communications, at DHS. Getty Images

    Secure development of IT products

    As software becomes more complex, discovering vulnerabilities within these systems also becomes more difficult.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  44. Dr. Neil Evans, a Primary Care Internist at the Veteran's Medical Center, goes over records from a recent check-up with his patient, Renaldo Cade. (James J. Lee/Military Times Staff) James J. Lee/Military Times Staff

    VA announces $22.3B IT services contract

    Ceiling ranks T4NG contract third highest among RFPs expected in fiscal 2015.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  45. The morale at DHS has historically been low, but the agency is taking measures to improve it, according to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson. Rob Curtis/Staff

    DHS employee morale, satisfaction drops again in 2014

    Employees at the Department of Homeland Security are increasingly unhappy about their work environments, career opportunities and their bosses, according to new survey results.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  46. The administration is seeking legislation that would make it easier for DHS to work with private companies to prevent breaches, said White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel. Mike Morones

    White House will push piecemeal cybersecurity bills

    White House changes strategy on passing cybersecurity legislation.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  47. Veterans talk with coaches to review their resumes prior to approaching recruiters and hiring managers from public and private sector companies during a career fair in 2012. Saul Loeb / AFP via Getty Images

    American Legion boss: Vets have earned federal hiring preference

    The American Legion has a message for federal workers upset over veterans preference rules: Get over it.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
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