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Federal Drive Show Blog - May 1, 2013
Wednesday - 5/1/2013, 9:17am EDT
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Not all big data is created equal. Tackling your information overload can either be a big risk or a big opportunity. A new Meritalk report sorts through the data solution toolbox to help you find just the right fit.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Small agencies don't have a lot of fat in their budgets. They are coping with sequestration by focusing on the small things. At the GITEC 2013 Summit, Tom Temin spoke with Kimberly Hancher, the chief information officer of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Hancher says her agency is finding savings here and there in its IT budget.
The Hill newspaper
Two regulatory agencies need to quit squabbling and get along. The warning comes from Capitol Hill. Three senators say disputes between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are undermining efforts to monitor energy-commodity trading. Ben Geman has written about this for the Hill Newspaper.
Professional Services Council
The General Services Administration is trying to launch a new contracting vehicle. It's called One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services, or OASIS. It is supposed to be a simple way for agencies to buy complex professional services. The Professional Services Council represents potential bidders. It sees problems with GSA's draft solicitation.
From Our Reporters
The Internal Revenue Service accepts more than 80 percent of all tax returns electronically. So the systems that process the data are under enormous pressure to perform.
The IRS recently hired Unisys under two separate contracts to make sure its systems handle the annual influx of data and can return money to taxpayers.
PV Puvvada is the group vice president for civilian agencies for Unisys federal systems. He tells executive editor Jason Miller how the updated Enterprise Computing Center Support contract will help the IRS take money in and send out refunds more efficiently.
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