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GSA predicts new initiatives will light the path toward better governmentwide acquisition

The General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service will launch the first set of initiatives under its new category management approach, called hallways, in the next six weeks to cover office supplies, IT hardware and IT software. FAS Commissioner Tom Sharpe detailed the strategy to give customer agencies more data to make better acquisition decisions.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , Tom Sharpe , FAS , Kevin Youel Page , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/22/2014, 04:11am EDT
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Agencies face tough challenges hiring, retaining cyber talent

Government agencies are having a hard time recruiting, training and retaining cyber and IT professionals. That's partly due to a lack of flexibility in the hiring process, according to a group of federal cyber execs.

Tags: GDIT Cyber Reports , GDIT Solutions Center , GAO , Greg Wilshusen , David Bray , FCC

Friday - 05/23/2014, 09:54am EDT

Senate committee eyes new cyber hiring authorities for DHS

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Thursday the committee plans to mark up a bill on May 21 to give DHS more tools to hire cyber workers more easily.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Tom Carper , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , workforce , training , FISMA , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/16/2014, 12:24pm EDT

Continuous monitoring deadlines push agencies to think big cyber thoughts

Departments have a week to finalize their plans to implement information security continuous monitoring by 2017. State and DHS already are heading down the new cyber path, and are excited to take advantage of the standard suite of products and services under the CDM contract.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Margie Graves , Peter Gouldmann , State Department , continuous diagnostics and mitigation , GSA , Steve Viar , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/21/2014, 04:11am EST
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New data could be difference-maker for move to shared services

OMB and Treasury have been working with the four federal financial management shared services providers to collect information on cost and performance. OMB Deputy Controller Norman Dong said the data will help agencies make true comparisons of the providers.

Tags: Norman Dong , technology , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , AGA , shared services , financial management , Treasury , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/07/2013, 05:26am EDT
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Changes in federal acquisition environment taking toll on vendors

Preliminary results from a Grant Thornton survey of contractors show profits, revenues and overall participation in the government market is down. The pressure from the administration's steps to reign in high risk contracts and reduce spending is having an impact on most contractors. The Navy, for example, is trying to be more disciplined in how it buys goods and services.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Mark Skinner , Navy , GSA , Mary Davie , Lou Crenshaw , Grant Thornton , Government Contractor Industry Survey , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:13am EST
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AFFIRM honors White House aide for cyber leadership

Heidi Avery is deputy assistant to the President for homeland security, on the National Security Staff.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Heidi Avery , White House , Federal Drive , OMB

Wednesday - 06/13/2012, 10:23am EDT

Agency CIOs coveted new Digital, Shared Services strategies

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said the new documents met three of five action items that agency technology managers developed last winter. OMB received buy-in not only from CIOs, but CFOs, CAOs and CHCOs before finalizing the plans.

Tags: technology , mobile computing , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , Digital Management Strategy , ACT/IAC , cybersecurity , Bring your own device , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/25/2012, 05:48am EDT
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OMB begins to clarify industry's role in shared services

Agencies face a series of deadlines starting at the end of May to map out their plan to consolidate commodity IT. Vendors will, many times, be the suppliers of the shared service, said Scott Bernard, OMB's chief architect. OMB wants agencies to use the shared services strategy as a guide and the PortfolioStat sessions as the tool to figure out where opportunities exist.

Tags: technology , OMB , Scott Bernard , Andrew McMahon , shared services , Tim Young , Deloitte , Lines of Business , industry , PorfolioStat , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/18/2012, 05:21am EDT
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FedRAMP almost ready to approve first outside security accreditors

GSA, NIST to name the first batch of outside organizations who will test and validate commercial cloud products against baseline security standards in the FedRAMP cloud security program in May. The Joint Authorization Board also will release guidance to industry on how to implement the security requirements in the coming months. FedRAMP still is months from approving its first set of vendors.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , third party accreditors , cloud computing , NIST , GSA , DoD , DHS , David McClure , David DeVries , Richard Spires , Jared Serbu , industry , Cybersecurity Update

Monday - 04/16/2012, 05:34am EDT
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