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If it works, kill it: How bureaucracy stops progress

Bureaucracies may be good at some things, but they always excel at one self-preservation, says Jeff Neal, senior vice president of ICF International and former Chief Human Capital Officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

Tags: Jeff Neal , ChiefHRO.com , shared services , management , commentary

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 03:52pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal chief financial officers are fighting an epic battle over ceding budgetary turf to chief information officers. The Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA) is now law. It gives CIOs control over agency IT budgets. The Office of Management and Budget is working with agencies to implement FITARA, and that's sparked the reaction from the CFOs. In his biweekly feature, "Inside the Reporter's Notebook," executive editor Jason Miller writes about this long-simmering turf battle. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , CFOs , CIOs , budgets , Inside the Reporters Notebook , In Depth

Monday - 03/16/2015, 10:34am EDT
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Can CIOs and CAOs play well in the sandbox?

It has always frustrated Mike Sade why chief information officers and chief acquisition officers often seem to communicate disparate messages regarding their agencies' goals and objectives. The 30-year federal procurement exec offers some tips on how to overcome that.

Tags: Mike Sade , Sade Associates , CIO , CAO , management , acquisition , communication

Monday - 03/09/2015, 02:57am EDT

IT acquisition challenges in the federal government.

Van Hitch, senior advisor with Deloitte's Federal Consulting Practice, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about some of the IT acquisition challenges facing federal managers.
March 3, 2015

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Van Hitch , Deloitte Federal Government Services , IT acquisition , CIO , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coaltion for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 03/03/2015, 07:06pm EST
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From scandal's aftermath to 18F, Tangherlini reflects on tenure at GSA

When Dan Tangherlini took over as the General Services Administration administrator in 2012, it was embroiled in the aftermath of the conference scandal. Stepping down after three years later, he reflects on how the agency has transformed itself.

Tags: Dan Tangherlini , GSA , PBS , FSA , data benchmarking , Beth Cobert , OMB , Norman Dong , 18F , information technology , technology , federal buildings , In Depth , Michael OConnell

Friday - 02/20/2015, 05:10pm EST
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FITARA implementation listening tour

The Office of Management and Budget is getting kudos for its initial steps to implement the Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA).

Tags: technology , OMB , oversight , Congress , Gerry Connolly , GAO , Gene Dodaro , Ben Sweezy , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 02/16/2015, 05:11am EST

Does CIO stand for 'chief information officer' or 'career is over'?

With the challenges that chief information officers face today, it is worth asking whether becoming a CIO is worth the work and jeopardy it seems to entail, says former FAA IT leader Bob Woods in a new commentary.

Tags: Bob Woods , Topside Consulting , GSA , Veterans Affairs , Transportation Department , management , CIO , Clinger-Cohen Act , information technology , technology , commentary

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:07am EST

Trey Hodgkins, Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act is still attached to the 2015 Defense authorization bill the House passed and the Senate will debate this week. The latest version of FITARA looks a bit different than the original. Still, the new bill would hand civilian agency CIOs more authority, prioritize hiring of specialty IT experts and maximize use of data centers. Trey Hodgkins is Senior Vice President of Public Sector at the Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector, a division of the Information Technology Industry Council. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what we can expect from the compromise version of FITARA.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector , NDAA , Congress , House , Senate , data centers , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/08/2014, 08:30am EST
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IT reform bill overcomes toughest hurdle on path to become law

The House and Senate Armed Services committee members agreed to keep a pared down version of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act in the final National Defense Authorization Act.

Tags: technology , acquisition , Gerry Connolly , Darrell Issa , OMB , OPM , National Defense Authorization Act , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jason Miller , Congress

Wednesday - 12/03/2014, 04:19pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) is closer than ever to becoming law. Key Senate and House lawmakers have reached an agreement on the bill. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on what has to happen next for FITARA to reach the President.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , Congress , House , Senate , acquisition

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 09:46am EST
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