Your favorite reporter’s notebooks of 2014

As Inside the Reporter's Notebook celebrates its third year, we take a look back at the most-read stories of 2014.

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In 2014, the most popular Inside the Reporter’s Notebook posts were:

  1. Sept. 8 notebook featuring the lead story of Labor and the General Services Administration spending tens of millions of dollars to buy back financial management systems from GCE, which went bankrupt.
  2. The Aug. 8 edition highlighted turnover among several large agencies, including the Veterans Affairs Department, GSA and DHS.
  3. It was a little surprising that the June 20 edition came in third place, as it highlighted a CFO Council management alert on the DATA Act and change to the A-11 Circular.
  4. The May 9 edition gave us our first look inside GSA’s 18F office and some of its projects.
  5. The April 28 notebook was one of my favorites as it gave us a glimpse of how vendors can sometimes get under the skin of some federal agencies.
  6. The March 14 version was the first of many highlighting the long year the Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative (FSSI) had trying to get the Office Supplies 3 program off the ground.
  7. In the Feb. 28 edition, I first reported the beginning of the CIO carousel at DHS’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate as well as the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s continued delays with its now-terminated HUDNet program.
  8. The continued mystery of what DoD’s plans were with commercial cloud pushed the Dec. 1 edition into the top 10.
  9. Cloud cybersecurity and the Office of Management and Budget’s continued use of “effectiveness” made the June 6 edition one of the more popular notebooks in 2014.
  10. A comment from then-DoD CIO Teri Takai about DoD’s path toward cloud security caused some interesting discussions for the March 28 edition. In the end, DoD is following the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP), but with some additional requirements.

So now on to the real news…

This post is part of Jason Miller’s Inside the Reporter’s Notebook feature. Read more from this edition of Jason’s Notebook.

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