Biden's pick to lead GSA: 'We can't implement government policy if we can't get the damn websites to work'

Robin Carnahan said she will focus on making General Services Administration's offerings more user friendly and digitally secure while improving governmentwide cybersecurity efforts.

GSA takes closer look at IT portfolio

Following the release of the Digital Government Strategy, GSA CIO Casey Coleman says her agency will looks to review its IT portfolio as part of the federal IT reform.

Pivotal policies of the past 25 years: What say you?

Help us identify the policies that have made the most difference in federal IT.

Pivotal policies of the past 25 years: What say you?

Help us identify the policies that have made the most difference in federal IT.

Deal reached to avert shutdown with only hours to spare

A late-night deal avoided a partial government shutdown, the fifth such occasion this year.

FAA puts IT projects on fast track

The FAA is saying good-bye to projects that take years to payoff, if ever. How quickly do they now want contractors to show results?

GAO freshens up its list of high-risk programs

The Government Accountability Office today updated its list of high-risk government programs, removing some programs and adding a new one.

OPM tries again to get word out about weather dismissals

OPM alerts employees today on early-release options tomorrow.

VA's Internet blocking may be a little overzealous

VA reader reports inability to read articles about a recently notorious website due to agency blocking.

Funding rules might challenge Obama IT reform effort

When Federal CIO Vivek Kundra unveiled the White House IT management reform plan earlier this month, he said one of its toughest elements would be aligning the budget process with the technology cycle.

Denied! Event with White House leader closed to press

The Obama administration's cybersecurity leader delivered a speech to a trade group, and reporters were not welcome. We don't get it.

Denied! Event with White House leader closed to press

The Obama administration's cybersecurity leader delivered a speech to a trade group, and reporters were not welcome. We don't get it.

Why OMB’s IT reform plan just might work

Blogger Steve Kelman finds a lot to like in OMB’s new IT reform report.

WikiLeaks no-peeking order: Silly or serious?

Even though WikiLeaks has published pages and pages and pages of secret cables and documents, federal employees are under orders not to look at them.

White House promises major changes to IT management

The federal government is doing a major rehab on how it oversees and manages the $70 billion in annual IT spending.

More debate about pre-RFP talks between government, industry

Blogger Steve Kelman responds to comments he received on a recent blog post about the sensitive nature of government-industry communications.

Army launches 'don't ask, don't tell' inbox

The intent of the inbox is to help the Army assess and consider whether repeal of the law would reduce operational readiness or unit cohesion.

Should being a fed be a round-the-clock job?

Federal employees might take off their badges when they get home, but they never stop being federal employees, even on Facebook, one reader writes.

DHS told to increase control over border-fence contractors

U.S. Customs and Border Protection must improve how it oversees contractors hired to build an IT-enabled, security fence along the U.S. border with Mexico, an audit finds.

Better security requires changes not in technologies, but in user practices

A recent trip to Haiti reminded blogger John Klossner about the sisyphean task agencies face in trying to secure their networks.

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