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Agencies on the right track with open data

Former DHS technology leader Dan Katz says the continued surge in data produced daily will provide a "renaissance of really innovative, really high-value solutions" to the government's open data issues.

Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system

A series of independent government reports have pointed to significant weaknesses in the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A).

GSA wants to add cloud category to IT Schedule 70

The General Services Administration says the new category would help customer agencies in accessing cloud computing services.

(Source: Partnership for Public Service)

Veterans, STEMM fields see steady increase in federal workforce

New hiring in the federal government dropped by more than 13,000 in fiscal 2013, amounting to a 46.4 percent decline in hiring over the past four years. But a newly released analysis from the Partnership for Public Service reveals that two groups continue to show steady increases in the federal workforce. Forty-five percent of new hires in 2013 were veterans, and 39 percent were employees in STEMM fields.

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John Landwehr

Adobe

The government has some catching up to do when it comes to technology deployment.

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Gerry Connolly (D-Va)

House

The Senate plays catch-up with the House on contracting reform.

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Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)

House of Representatives

Prodding DHS toward interoperable communications.

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Health and Human Services

What do you do with 2.9 million data discrepancies?

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Bloomberg Government

In awarding contracts, some agencies are the tortoise and others the hare.

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Roger Waldron

Coalition for Government Procurement

GSA unleashes a hallways approach to reinforce strategic sourcing contracts.

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Patrick DeGroodt

Department of the Army

The Army's digital guardian angel receives some lofty recognition.

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Peter Swire

Georgia Tech

Does everyone agree with PCLOB's report on NSA surveillance?

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Bill Lynn

Finmeccanica North America

Cyber Command's first four years look a lot like the Pentagon wanted them to.

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Ted Davies

ACT-IAC

The biggest technology group in the federal market has a new man at the top.

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Brian Lepore

Government Accountability Office

Not every agency is fully into the climate change agenda.

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Justin Sink

The Hill Newspaper

Congress returns to a few bumps in the road and the Administration asking for a hand out.

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Bob Tobias

Key Executive Leadership Programs

Some lessons to learn from DoD's failed experiment in performance management.

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Katie Maddocks

Federal Managers Association

The chances for a one percent pay raise get a boost from an unlikely source.

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