The ACQUIRE Feed - Issue 21

October 7, 2016 - Issue 21

How IT legislation can supercharge shared services (FCW)

The IT modernization bill that passed the House could be fuel for shared services to get fully airborne in the next four years, according to OMB.

OPM revises telework training (Federal Soup)

The Office of Personnel Management announced updates to two telework training modules used to instruct employees on their responsibilities when teleworking. (Login required)

Watchdog: Most agencies have incomplete IT inventories (FCW)

GAO said most big federal agencies do not have complete inventories of their IT assets, which means they are missing opportunities to identify savings, creating security risks and not complying with FITARA.

Exit interview with Anne Rung (FCW)

The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

Modest gains for most agencies in job satisfaction (FCW)

Overall satisfaction among federal employees improved one percentage point government-wide for the second consecutive year.

Federal Benefits Q&A (Federal Soup)

Question: "I am 45 and a 15-year VA employee. I am in leave group 3 with over 1,000 hours of annual and sick leave on the books. I have also been contributing to the TSP since I was vested. If I leave federal service, what happens to my leave, TSP and annuity...?"(Login required)

Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes Millennials from federal work (FCW)

Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

Solving the federal IT workforce problem (FCW)

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) argues that potential answers to the federal government's IT workforce gap lie in expanding youth programs and partnerships between public and private sectors.

The true source of innovation in federal IT (FCW)

Seville Government Consulting's Jaime Gracia argues that to solve its technology challenges, the government should turn to the small-business community.

Geospatial-as-a-service isn't far off (FCW)

As commercial satellite imaging companies multiply, NGA is looking for new ways to acquire mapping data.

5 myths of managed services (FCW)

Federal IT leaders who are reluctant to rely on managed services providers are missing out on one of the best investments they can make.