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Dell’s Steve Harris: Federal CIOs Should Involve Employees in FITARA Implementation

Steve Harris, vice president and general manager of Dell‘s federal systems group, has recommended federal chief information officers instill a “future-ready mindset” among employees to facilitate the implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. “A future-ready organization will spend less on maintaining legacy systems; focus more on agile, responsive …

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GSA 18F Researchers ID Potential Barriers to Public’s Interactions With Government

Researchers at the General Services Administration’s 18F organization have outlined some findings from a study on how U.S. citizens interact with federal government. Carolyn Dew, Colin MacArthur and Michelle Chronister write in a blog post published Tuesday that they conducted the study for the “federal front door” project through interviews with individuals who transact with federal agencies from …

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Larry Allen: Federal Govt Should Start Acquisition Reform Efforts With ‘Open Dialog’ With Service Contractors

Larry Allen, founder and president of Allen Federal Business Partners, has said government acquisition officials should monitor spending on services in order to manage procurement processes in the federal government. Allen wrote in a Federal News Radio article published Monday that federal acquisition leaders can begin their spending monitoring and procurement …

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Four Councils Offer Recommendations to Improve Federal IT Acquisition; Dave Wennergren Comments

The Professional Services Council and three other technology organizations have released a joint document that lists six guiding principles on how the federal government can improve its acquisitions of technology products and services from the private sector. PSC drafted the white paper titled “Delivering Results: A Framework for Federal Government Technology Access & …

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GSA’s 18F, USA.gov Eye Improved Digital Interaction With Gov’t Through ‘Federal Front Door’ Project

The General Services Administration’s 18F and USA.gov teams have conducted research for a project that seeks to understand how U.S. citizens interact with the federal government and identify new ways to improve government digital services. Carolyn Dew, Colin MacArthur and Michelle Chronister write in a blog post published Wednesday that USA.gov and 18F carried …

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DHS’ Brandon Wales Cites Hurdles to Gov’t Threat Monitoring

A Department of Homeland Security official has cited bureaucracy as one of the reasons why federal agencies are behind in the adoption of platforms that seek to detect and monitor insider threats in their data networks, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Brandon Wales, director of DHS’ office of cyber and infrastructure analysis, made the remarks at …

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