In Afghanistan, Smaller Force Equals Need for ‘More Capable’ Force, Carter Says

Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter, Photo: Defense.gov The Defense Department’s acquisition czar said as the U.S. prepares to draw down ...

New Study Reveals ‘Blind Spots’ in Calculating Data Center Consolidation Savings

Photo: Python.org Most federal agencies are unable to fully track the savings generated by closing data centers, federal IT decision-makers say, according to a new study by government-IT ...

DHS Cyber Official: Industry Response to Cyber Proposal is ‘Mixed Bag’

Bruce McConnell, DHS; Photo: DHS.gov Last month, the White House issued a proposed cybersecurity bill that would give the Department of Homeland Security greater authority to protect ...

DoD Spending Could be Source of Compromise in Debt Limit Negotiations

Photo: DoD In the continuing deficit-cutting talks, surrounding if and how Congress will vote to authorize an increase in the debt ceiling, The Washington Post reported recently Republicans ...

OMB Report: Regulations Outweigh Costs, but Agencies Lag in Calculating Both

Photo: Christopher Hall The Office of Management and Budget concluded in an annual report to Congress that regulations reviewed over the past decade show the benefits of regulations ...

Panetta Has Work Cut out at Pentagon

Leon Panetta, Photo: CIA.gov Soon-to-be Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has his work cut out for him. While current Secretary Robert M. Gates, who retires at the end of the week, has ...

Shorter Clearance Investigation Times for IT Pros

Image: Pavel Losevsky Are you a technology professional trying to get a security clearance? If so, the odds are you’ll be playing less of the waiting game than many others. That’s ...

Mary Davie on Fed IT Reform: Finishing More Important than Just Staying on Schedule

Mary Davie, GSA; Photo: GSA Six months into the federal IT reform process, the race — marathon is probably a more apt metaphor — has only begun. But it’s crucial agencies ...

DHS Human Resources Chief to Retire in August

DHS CHCO Jeff Neal, Photo: DHS.gov Department of Homeland Security Chief Human Capital Officer Jeff Neal announced he will retire in August, according to a Federal News Radio ...

Facing Budget Cuts, Social Security Administration Restructures IT Offices

  SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue, Photo: SSA.gov Facing a $300 million cut in its IT budget, the Social Security Administration is undergoing a comprehensive reorganization according ...

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