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Spotlight: Federal labs increase rate, efficacy of technology transfer, finds new report

A recent report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on the technology transfer activities of federal laboratories reveals some encouraging statistics.

Customer engagement efforts to vary widely across government in 2016, says Forrester

In 2015 federal agencies became more customer centric, with a focus on improving customer service as a cross-agency priority goal, digital services, mobility and leveraging big data; however, 2016 could be less homogenous, says Forrester Research.

Survey: Federal IT concerned about remote-, branch-office security

New research reveals that nearly nine in 10 federal IT executives are concerned about data insecurity at remote or branch offices.

GSA highlights role of challenges in driving innovation, launches mentor program

Agencies should interpret an innovation strategy issued by the White House last week as a continued endorsement of the use of federal competitions, said Kelly Olson, senior innovation advisor and director of

From agile learning to challenges, OFPP's new IT acquisition cadre could have outsized impact

Last week, 30 acquisition professionals kicked off a six-month journey to learn how to better buy IT products and services. And while the goal of the Digital Service Contracting Professional Training and Development Program sounds simple, the transformation the Office of Federal Procurement Policy hopes to drive with it represents a major cultural shift.

GSA's new shared services lead hopes to uncover agency savings with a holistic approach

What happens before and after an agency moves to a shared service provider is just as important as the actual transition, according to Beth Angerman, the new lead at the General Services Administration's Unified Shared Services Management Office.

GSA platform will 'cut through the noise,' empower contracting officers

The General Services Administration's recently launched governmentwide acquisition hub not only better organizes goods and services around categories, it is leading to a better organized government acquisition workforce, said GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth.

Reservists, rotations and a call to end 'hacks' of the federal hiring process

As government looks to foster innovation, it's also looking to its workforce — bringing new talent to government while also "awakening" career personnel that have let their roles stagnate.

Embracing APIs also means learning to let go, says federal communications expert

During her time at the State Department, Corina DuBois helped her colleagues see how leveraging APIs could advance the department's mission, but getting buy-in on the project wasn't easy and once deployed, the lack of control associated with using APIs marked a major cultural shift.

Census Bureau could save big by reusing information government already has, says GAO

As it gears up for the next decennial census, the Census Bureau may have found a way to save more than $1 billion by using contact information the government already has to verify the addresses of nonresponders.