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  1. The U.S. Treasury Building is LEED Gold certified. Getty Images

    Federal LEED-certified buildings surge in number

    The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program sets standards for green buildings.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  2. The CIA has permission to delete some emails. File

    CIA gets permission to destroy certain emails

    NARA allows deletion of messages as part of email migration.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  3. Authorities respond after Omar Gonzalez somehow got onto the White House grounds and into the building before being stopped. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

    Secret Service reform called for after security lapses

    The success of the White House fence jumper shows weaknesses in the president's protection, lawmakers say.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  4. GSA awards contract for new DHS HQ

    Two construction firms will renovate building at the former St. Elizabeth's Hospital campus.

    • Sep. 30, 2014
  5. The VA's Inspector General has accused a senior procurement official of numerous ethical breaches. VA

    IG: VA official gamed system to benefit FedBid

    Report alleges deputy chief procurement officer Susan Taylor committed ethical violations including retaliation against another official who froze reverse auctions.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  6. Scott Quehl leads Accenture Federal Services Strategic Government Efficiency offering. He formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    CFOs, CHCOs together taking action

    The time for CFO and human capital officer collaboration is not after a steep budget cut arrives.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  7. iRobot's 510 PackBot, a bomb disposal and surveillance tool, can climb stairs and lift up to 15 pounds. iRobot

    Small unmanned systems find growing security role

    UAVs are just one piece of the universe of unmanned systems.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  8. Social Security Administration's use of mobile technology needs to be supported by a better mobile policy. ADEK BERRY / AFP/Getty Images

    Social Security's lack of mobile policy leaves critical weaknesses

    IG report warns lack of comprehensive policy leaves agency vulnerable.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  9. Agencies are moving IT into the cloud, but at a minimal level so far, audit suggests. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Agency spending on cloud remains small

    More than two-thirds of legacy investments have not yet been considered for cloud migration, GAO finds.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  10. John Streufert, whose division leads DHS's CDM Program, said some agencies have strong diagnostic tools in place, while others have nothing. Mike Morones/Staff

    CDM brings new complexity to agency networks

    Continuous data monitoring is an advance for security, but making sense of the data can challenge agency capabilities.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  11. The IG recommends improvements to GSA's purchase card management. File

    IG: GSA must strengthen purchase card controls

    The agency could create a process to cancel cards more quickly when needed.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  12. GSA canceled several large conferences in recent years, including the 2013 and 2014 editions of its expo. GSA

    Breakfast, lunch events growing in popularity

    As agencies clamp down on attending large conferences, small events draw crowds.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  13. Gerry Gingrich is a senior professor at the iCollege at the National Defense University, where she specializes in information technology, strategy, and innovation. With 25 years in the federal sector, she is a frequent speaker and writer on cyber leadership and IT-driven change. Courtesy Photo

    To centralize or decentralize?

    After half a century of federal IT, there is no end in sight to a perennial management debate.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  14. Andre Mendes, Broadcasting Board of Governors director of global operations, in his new cubicle before the official move-in. Aaron Boyd/Staff

    Broadcasting Board experiments with open floorplan

    The parent agency of Voice of America takes shared services to a new level.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  15. Phyllis Schneck: Building trust is a crucial component of cybersecurity. Rob Curtis/Staff

    DHS cyber chief emphasizes resiliency, building trust

    Cybersecurity is part of homeland security, says Phyllis Schneck, leader of the National Protection and Programs Directorate.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  16. Jeff Neely, former regional commissioner of GSA's Public Buildings Service Pacific Rim Region, has been indicted on charges of making fraudulent reimbursement claims. Neely is one of several former GSA officials involved in planning a 2010 conference that caused a scandal at the agency when its lavish setting and excessive costs were revealed. Gannett Government Media Corp

    Former GSA official Jeff Neely indicted for fraudulent claims

    Neely was at the center of the 2010 conference scandal that led to the resignation of former Administrator Martha Johnson.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  17. Mikey Dickerson, administrator of the newly created U.S. Digital Service. Whitehouse.gov

    Report: CIOs should follow Digital Service Playbook

    The first in series of independent reports endorses one of the new service's early efforts.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  18. The IG is faulting FEMA for spending too much in the aftermath of floods in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2008. David Greedy / Getty Images

    IG report: FEMA misstep cost agency $12 million

    Audit finds agency replaced buildings it could have repaired.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  19. Jennifer Sakole is the principal analyst for Federal Information Solutions at Deltek. Her experience spans 20 years in the federal market in various roles including proposal writer, pricing analyst, marketing manager and account manager. She has been with INPUT and Deltek for over a decade.

    Who will use OASIS?

    Only the Air Force has publicly committed to OASIS so far.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  20. Bryan Sivak, the Chief Technology Officer and Entrepeneur-in-Residence at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mike Morones/Staff

    HHS IDEA Lab redefines innovation

    CTO Bryan Sivak oversees a fertile breeding ground for experimentation.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  21. Jordon Sims is director of organization relations and programs for the Project Management Institute. He formerly served as an active-duty submarine officer in the U.S. Navy, and he has held numerous positions within the Pentagon, Capitol Hill (appropriations), and Energy Department.

    How to lessen the risks of failed programs

    Executive sponsors improve the chances of success, but are not present on all programs.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  22. Editorial: What's cool in government

    The HHS IDEA Lab is breaking the mold of how people think of government.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  23. Kshemendra Paul is program manager of the Information Sharing Environment. Mike Morones/Staff

    FBI partnership, fusion centers contribute to info-sharing advances

    ISE's annual update to Congress charts progress across multiple domains.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  24. Shah, Executive Vice President, Octo Consulting Group Stephanie Zbinden

    How IT advances can improve grant management

    Semantic Web and linked-data technologies are changing the way we access and interact with complex data environments.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  25. Network modernization is key to leveraging big data

    If agencies are willing to make the investment in trends like big data, cloud and mobility, it is critical to also invest in IT infrastructure.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  26. DHS IG claims reform progress after change in leadership

    The Department of Homeland Security's top watchdog has worked to improve its independence and strengthen its oversight, according to Inspector General John Roth.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  27. Program View

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  28. Executive One-on-One

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  29. The Department of Health and Human Services aims to have a health IT system with data flowing freely between care providers and researchers so patients receive care based on timely information. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    HHS spearheads health data interoperability work

    A shared roadmap will improve the ability of healthcare organizations to share information.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  30. US Attorney General Eric H. Holder will wait for a replacement before officially resigning. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/Getty Images

    Attorney General Eric Holder to step down

    Departure will wait until Senate confirms a replacement.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  31. Michael Fischetti is the Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association. Jenifer Morris

    Thinking skills: The contracting imperative

    Today's procurement professionals must be able to quickly grasp problems, then solve them.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  32. Victor Gavin: Use contracts intelligently, choosing the best tool for the job. Rob Curtis/Staff

    JELA, LPTA are but tools in a toolbox

    Navy PEO-EIS warns against injudicious use.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  33. A hole discovered in the GNU Bash shell code used in Linux and UNIX-based systems shows a critical vulnerability that allows an intruder to add malicious code. Colin Kelly/Staff

    New critical vulnerability could give hackers control of systems, networks

    Computers and networks running Bash such as Linux and Mac OS X are exposed to a new, critical weakness.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  34. Are agencies settling claims to avoid Equal Employment Opportunity Commission hearings? EEOC

    Agency payouts in discrimination cases hits 10-year high

    A rise in settlements contributed to a 19-percent increase from 2011 to 2012.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  35. DISA is no longer DoD's de facto cloud broker. Thomas L. Burton/ / Army

    DoD will empower military branches to directly procure cloud services

    As DISA loses its place as sole DoD cloud broker, a forthcoming strategy will lay out new responsibilities for defense organizations.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  36. The U.S. Postal Service wants to get into the custom grocery delivery business, a market already served by companies such as Peapod and Relay. Amazon got into the game on a trial basis in 2013, with its Amazon Fresh service shown here. Getty Images

    Postal Service wants to break into food delivery

    Customized delivery service would bring food to customers in the pre-dawn hours.

    • Sep. 24, 2014
  37. Federal Employee of the Year Rana Hajjeh (right) poses with HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell. Sam Kittner/ / Partnership for Public Service

    Feds honored for great dedication to public service

    The Service to America Medals are awarded every year to federal employees who achieve amazing results and epitomize public service.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  38. Before she became a successful professional comedian and actress, Wanda Sykes worked as a contracting specialist at the National Security Agency. Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images

    12 famous people and their not-so-famous careers as federal employees

    From humble beginnings in agencies have come comics, poets and presidents.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  39. The FBI's Sentinel system, despite improvements, still has user-interface weaknesses, IG finds. FBI

    IG: User issues persist with FBI Sentinel project

    Search and indexing functions in particular need improvement, auditor says.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  40. A new round of pilot projects can help foster a marketplace of online identity solutions, says Jeremy Grant, senior advisor at NIST and head of NSTIC's national program office. NIST

    $2.8M in grants awarded to online ID pilot programs

    Projects will focus on easy and secure methods for verifying identities online.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  41. The Postal Service has agreed to hire 9,000 union clerks following a win by the American Postal Workers Union in mediation. Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images

    Postal service agrees to hire 9,000 clerks to staff post offices

    The jobs, resulting from a union arbitration victory, will be created within 90 days.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  42. Many federal jobs are office-based, but others, such as federal firefighters, are inherently riskier despite advances in technology and safety equipment. Justin Sullivan/ / Getty Images

    Number of feds killed on job rises again in 2013

    The US Postal Service tops the list of most dangerous places to work in the government.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  43. Justice's LawJobs app. Department of Justice

    Justice launches new 'Law Jobs' app

    The app 'aligns with President Obama's digital government strategy'

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  44. DHS plans to operate as a more unified agency and dedicate resources to higher-risk areas, Secretary Jeh Johnson said. Rob Curtis/Staff

    DHS officials tie agency future to risk management

    One-size-fits-all is not an effective strategy, says secretary.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  45. America's critical infrastructure, such as bridges, water supplies and electricity, is at risk from cyber attacks. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

    Clock ticking to comment on NIST's cybersecurity framework

    The framework is meant to be a flexible tool for reducing cyber risks.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  46. Feds recognized for outstanding achievements in public service

    For years Rana Hajjeh worked to convince 60 countries around the world to help vaccinate their populations against meningitis and pneumonia and ultimately prevented millions of childhood deaths and disabilities.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  47. Adm. Michael Rogers: Preventing or stopping intruders is only half of the equation for maintaining resiliency. Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    IT security shifts from prevention to resiliency

    True cybersecurity is about 'our ability to sustain damage and still achieve mission outcomes.'

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  48. The IRS Financial Service Center in New Carrrollton, Maryland, will be one GSA's green buildings after an upgrade is completed. Library of Congress

    GSA asks industry for green building technology

    Green Proving Ground Program seeks its next round of innovation.

    • Sep. 22, 2014
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