Information collection is becoming increasingly important to program management, compliance, and performance monitoring across federal agencies, but federal leaders indicate serious challenges to improving collection.
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From military vehicles and weapons systems to federal facilities and utilities, information collection is increasingly essential for federal agencies' missions. To achieve their ambitious goals, ranging from Pentagon audit-readiness to sustainable infrastructure, agencies will need to boost information collection capabilities.
As the military withdraws from Afghanistan, meets budget reduction requirements, and redeploys around the world in a new era of defense, collecting information on its assets is increasingly important.
Information on equipment, facilities, utilities, vehicles, and other assets has never been more important for agency mission execution, but collection continues to pose a challenge. To make information collection more efficient and effective, federal agencies can take advantage of existing communication technologies.
More than two years after a government watchdog reported tens of billions in contracting waste in Iraq and Afghanistan, federal agencies continue to struggle to account for contractor activity.
The federal government has begun realizing the promise of big data to enhance mission-effectiveness, but gaps in capabilities and understanding could hold agencies back from fully leveraging it.
Federal IT managers are uneasy about the Obama Administration's 2014 priorities. Did the Healthcare.gov saga have anything to do with it?
Defense acquisition reform has recently become a hot topic again for the defense community. Though acquisition reform has been attempted again and again over the last 50 years, circumstances today suggest structural reform may actually be possible now.
Cyber threats to U.S. critical infrastructure continue to grow in number and sophistication. To mitigate these threats, government and industry can work together to develop a healthy information sharing partnership.