The ACQUIRE Feed - Issue 5


The performance measures managers hate (FCW)

For metric-based management, Steve Kelman argues, it's important the measures not be specified from on high.

DoD's missed opportunity to improve services acquisition (Washington Technology)

If DoD had provided opportunities for outside review and comment on the instruction, a number of important and good recommendations would have been made, writes PSC's Stan Soloway.

GSA inches toward making acquisition data public (FCW)

After a year-long soft launch of its acquisition gateway portal to federal users, the agency is preparing to open its doors to public users.

Navy launches COOL app for career transition (GCN)

The app, available for both Android and iOS devices, provides learning and development roadmaps and a number of other tools.

Why DHS has no idea how much it spends on training (FCW)

A new watchdog report lays out a massive governance and data problem at the Homeland Security Department.

The year of the technological hand-off (FCW)

Letting go is part of the revolution agencies need to embrace in 2016, according to a new report.

OPM debuts online IT security master's program (Federal Soup)

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced a new online masters of science degree in information security operations for federal employees and their dependents. (Login required)

Consumer satisfaction with federal services drops slightly (Federal Soup)

Citizen satisfaction with services provided by the federal government continued to slide, according to a report released by the University of Michigan’s American Customer Satisfaction Index. (Login required)

DISA releases cloud access point guidance (FCW)

The Cloud Connection Process Guide incorporates feedback from recent DoD cloud pilots and describes the process of registering defense agencies' cloud usage.

How USDA crowdsourced agricultural data (FCW)

Armed with $63,000 and Microsoft’s cloud platform, USDA rustled up a new crop of agricultural data dashboards to help secure a sustainable food supply.