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OFPP zeroes in on acquisition workforce

Some administration officials fear the acquisition workforce can't properly manage government contracts. Dan Gordon said strengthening that workforce is OFPP's number one priority. He also said he wants to improve communication between government acquisition officers and industry.

Tags: contracting , management , acquisition workforce , OFPP , Dan Gordon , mythbusting , Meg Beasley

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:02am EST
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Agencies look at carbon footprint for contracts

Several agencies officials spoke about challenges they face in trying to green their organizations. Enlisting the help of the private sector, especially small businesses, may provide a solution.

Tags: contracting , Green Government Initiative , Michelle Moore , Stephen Leeds , John Conger , sustainability , Meg Beasley

Friday - 01/21/2011, 02:15pm EST
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AFFIRM panel: How to stay innovative

The AFFIRM panel discusses how to stay innovative.

Tags: Robert Brese , Energy , David McClure , GSA , Todd Park , HHS , Chris Smith , USDA , innovation , best practices , management , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 03:57pm EST
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DorobekINSIDER moderates AFFIRM meeting on Gulf Coast spill response

The DorobekINSIDER moderates AFFIRM meeting on Gulf Coast spill response.

Tags: Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , oil spill , EPA , Coast Guard , NOAA , best practices , management

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 03:58pm EDT

OMB's Werfel plugs financial modernization

Recently, Federal IT officials have been talking about important changes to the way that financial management systems at federal agencies are upgraded. But now one of the government's top financial managers is also speaking out on the need for new thinking when the time comes for modernizing those systems.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , Danny Werfel , financial management , Max Cacas

Thursday - 06/24/2010, 06:03am EDT
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Feds lead Smart Grid development effort

The Senate is now considering a bill, approved last week by the House, designed to help the nation's electrical grid evolve into an enhanced Smart Grid which would help protect itself from cyber-attacks. In addition, however, the Smart Grid is also expected to help the nation do a better job of managing our electrical resources. A group of federal employees recently talked about their role in developing the Smart Grid.

Tags: technology , Eric Lightener , DoE , David Wollman , NIST , Nick Sinai , FCC , Max Cacas , Smart Grid

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 07:15am EDT
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Future of health IT bright, says SRA's Ed Meagher

Former Deputy CIO at VA sees a "confluence of events" pushing uniformity on health IT.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , technology , health IT , Scott Cragg , VA , Michael Weiner , Navy , Defense Health Information Management System , Ed Meagher , SRA International

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 06:37pm EDT
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Coming soon: AFFIRM scholarship fundraiser

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Tags: technology , management , DorobekInsider , Must Reads

Tuesday - 06/01/2010, 03:48pm EDT

Feds map progress on road to health IT

Within the next several weeks, the Department of Health and Human Services is expected to release the newest guidelines regarding the continuing effort to implement electronic health records across the country. Meanwhile, several feds who are in the thick of the 'health IT' fight talked about their work at yesterday's AFFIRM luncheon here in Washington.

Tags: technology , health IT , Scott Cragg , VA , Michael Weiner , Navy , Defense Health Information Management System , Max Cacas

Friday - 05/28/2010, 07:20am EDT
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Agencies engage citizens with social collaboration

Agencies across the federal government are embracing the tools of social collaboration to become more accessible to citizens. An IT industry group that includes many federal IT officials heard from three of the top government experts in the field.

Tags: newsstand , technology , social collaboration , social networking , GSA , Dave McClure , CDC , Janice Nall , USDA , Amanda Eamich , DHS , QHSR , Elizabeth Olmo , President Obama , Max Cacas

Friday - 04/16/2010, 06:55am EDT
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