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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: FedBizOpps contractor admits to hacking

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

Tags: technology , acquisition , State , GSA , FCC , FITARA , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/23/2014, 06:10pm EDT
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Jim Beaupre, Director, ACT-IAC Academy

For more than 20 years, the group now known as ACT-IAC has been a medium of information exchange between government and the information technology industry. More recently, it has formalized the Academy program, which offers training and courses on specific government IT topics. Jim Beaupre, director of the ACT-IAC Academy, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the program.

Tags: Jim Beaupre , information technology , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Monday - 05/12/2014, 09:59am EDT
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Ken Allen, Executive Director, ACT-IAC

The departure of Dave McClure at the General Services Administration marks the loss of another John J. Franke Award winner. McClure received that award last year. Friday is the deadline for nominations for this year's award. Ken Allen, executive director of the ACT-IAC, tells In Depth with Francis Rose time is running out to recognize some of the federal government's greatest work.

Tags: Ken Allen , John J. Franke Award , In Depth

Wednesday - 04/23/2014, 05:46pm EDT
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Agencies setting off into the next data frontier -- procurement

GSA, NASA and NIH are providing agency customers more insight into what they are buying, how they are buying it and what prices they are paying. OFPP plans to launch the Prices Paid Portal later this year. But others say it's not about the data, but the outcomes agencies are trying to achieve.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , Chris Fornecker , Joanne Woytek , NASA , Rob Coen , NIH , Paul Brubaker , DoD , Karen Pica , OMB , Lesley Field , OFPP , data transparency , Christina Ho , Treasury , USASpending.gov , Acquisition Excellence Conference ,

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:44am EDT

A preview of ACT-IAC's Excellence.gov awards

Al Sloane program manager from the Department of Labor's benefits.gov site, and Atacan Donmez, senior director at eGlobal Tech, discuss this year's excellence in government awards.
March 18, 2014

Tags: technology , Department of Labor , Atacan Donmez , eGlobaltech , Excellence.gov Awards , digital government , enterprise efficiency , health IT , intergovernmental cooperation , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , Al Sloane

Tuesday - 03/18/2014, 07:09pm EDT
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Going lean and smart in federal information technology

This week on Federal Tech Talk, host John Gilroy interviews Dan Chenok, vice chair of ACT-IAC, and Rick Smith, co-chair of ACT-IAC's Smart Lean Government Initiative.
February 11, 2014

Tags: Rick Smith , Dan Chenok , Smart Lean Government Initiative , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 02/11/2014, 02:58pm EST
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EPA receives high praise for innovation with water data

EPA's "How's My Waterway?" app earned the most votes out of eight finalists in ACT-IAC's Igniting Innovation awards. The site takes public data, simplifies it and adds new technology to make it easier to find and use by the public.

Tags: technology , innovation , EPA , Doug Norton , Steve VanRoekel , Dave McClure , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:51am EST
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VanRoekel offers silver lining in HealthCare.gov debacle

In his first public comments since the portal launched, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies and contractors can learn from the problems the website encountered. He said many times big failures provide the opening for major changes.

Tags: technology , health IT , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , HealthCare.gov , program management , Affordable Care Act , Executive Leadership Conference , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:29am EDT
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Agencies settling in on better privacy controls

More agencies are recognizing the growing importance of keeping data private after recent information leaks and cyber breaches. The Federal Trade Commission is among the agencies at the head of the pack and is relying on best practices.

Tags: technology , privacy , cybersecurity , Peter Miller , FTC , NIST , best practices , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:45am EST
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DHS unleashing data analysts to improve investments

Acting Deputy Secretary Rafael Borras said the goal of the new Management Cube is to merge back-office data into one platform. Data analysts will then find trends and discover opportunities to improve mission investments. The Homeland Security Department will launch the initiative in January.

Tags: management , Rafael Borras , Keith Trippie , DHS , Management Cube , Executive Leadership Conference , budget , data-driven analysis , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 04:00am EDT
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