The ACQUIRE Feed - Issue 4

The ACQUIRE Feed

What CIOs really think about FITARA implementation (FCW)

FCW gathered a broad cross-section of current and former agency executives for a two-hour roundtable discussion on their FITARA implementation efforts.

How to take control of federal performance management (FCW)

Six steps human capital officers can take to improve performance at agencies.

Think-tank to school Hill staffers on cyber (FCW)

A new nonpartisan Congressional Cybersecurity Lab at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars aims to teach congressional staffers about cybersecurity.

CIOs struggle to quantify success (FCW)

Watchdogs often put a price tag on failed IT projects, but what about successes? CIOs say it's tough to communicate the value of an IT project gone right.

OPM releases performance management guidance (Federal Soup)

Office of Personnel Management acting Director Beth Cobert on Jan. 15 released guidance aimed at helping managers improve employee engagement to bolster performance.

What CIOs really want from contractors (FCW)

A willingness to play a small part in bigger projects is the way to win over future-thinking government IT executives.

EPA's IT modernization starts with agility (GCN)

Ann Dunkin, CIO of the Environmental Protection Agency, discussed how the agency is changing the way IT services are developed and paid for.

Office etiquette? There's a bot for that. (FCW)

Slackbots offer a new way for agencies to guide employees' workplace conversations, but there are limits to bots' ability to save people from uncomfortable confrontations.

You can never start a transition too early (FCW)

The wheels are in motion for the next handoff of presidential power in 2017. While government has plenty to do, outside partnerships are forming a key part of the "let's not mess this transition up" coalition.

OPM issues guidance on recruitment, retention incentives (Federal Soup)

New OPM guidance states agencies may now approve exceptions to 3Rs spending limits for certain employees based on a critical agency need.