All agencies responding to an Office of Personnel Management data call had established telework policies, but only 84 percent of them had fully met the requirements of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 at the time of the survey, according to an OPM report (.pdf) on telework dated June 2012.
"People in the government have only used data.gov to open and release data. It's never been used as an interactive platform to actually crowdsource," said Stephanie Grosser, presidential management fellow at USAID.
Government officials interviewed by a pair of researchers voiced a fear of change, and there does exist a lack of software expertise within federal agencies, said David Wheeler--but officials also pointed to the cost of transitioning to any new software.
Setting up federal employee social media accounts "shouldn't be any different than giving them an email account," said Jason Townsend, deputy manager of NASA's social media team.
Code for a National Security Agency-made framework for lightweight web application development should be posted on to GitHub by Sept. 30, a Defense Department official said May 24 during the Mil-OSS LANT conference.
Risahcer discussed the advantages of open source, the Ozone Widget Framework, the Ozone Marketplace, development of a government open source foundation, the genesis of the October 2009 DoD memo (.pdf), and other topics.
Archiving of electronic records--in fact, archiving of any type of record--continues to be problematic within federal agencies, says NARA.
The Office of Personnel Management is revising the annual telework data call it has used since 2002 to assess agencies' progress on telework because of data reliability issues in the survey. As a result, OPM won't be able to compare new data collected for reporting obligations under the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 with prior years due to modifications in the study.
Although the Transportation Department has spent $48 million developing its enterprise architecture and plans on spending another $25 million in the near future, it lacks an effective EA program.
Agencies can expect the National Archives and Records Administration and the Office of Management and Budget to issue significant records management reforms by July 25. “I can’t predict...