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New rules for certain types of service contracts

Little-noticed order makes hiring incumbent workers mandatory

Tags: contracting , OFPP , Stan Soloway , Robert Burton , Larry Allen , Coalition for Government Procurement , service contracting , Service Contract Act of 1965

Wednesday - 02/11/2009, 07:11am EST
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White House names new DoD head of acquisition, other management positions

The White House has started filling some of the key management positions across the government.

Tags: management , Ashton Carter , Kathleen Merrigan , John Morton , Jon Cannon , Seth Harris , April Boyd , Tom Strickland , Steve Rattner , DoD , USDA , Commerce , EPA , Labor , Interior , Treasury

Monday - 02/23/2009, 07:47pm EST

Stimulus: Making the transparency magic

The Office of Management and Budgets has issued guidelines for agencies on how to spend the $787 billion stimulus package, but what's next?

Tags: mngt , OMB , transparency , stimulus , Stan Collender , Alan Balutis , Robert Shea , cisco , Grant Thorton , Quorvis , Recovery.gov

Friday - 02/20/2009, 02:11pm EST
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OMB to give agencies plan to modernize services

White House hosts meeting with 50 CEOs from private sector companies to discuss how to incorporate best practices to make the government more effective and efficient. Chief performance officer Jeff Zients says the ideas from the meeting will be used to help agencies meet their three-to-eight high priority goals in 2010. The administration's goal is to change the way the government uses technology to serve citizens.

Tags: management , technology , Jeff Zients , Scott Gould , Jacob Lew , Bill Lynn , Tony Miller , David Hayes , White House , OMB , VA , DoD , Interior , education , State , management agenda , high priority goals

Friday - 01/15/2010, 06:41am EST
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Modernizing Government: how to get there from here

The White House recently gave 50 of the largest private sector companies' CEOs homework to help the government change the way it uses technology. And now agencies have the tough assignment. We get tips from an industry pro.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , best practices , performance management , IRS , Booz Allen Hamilton , Dave Mader

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 09:30am EST
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Terrorism is the FBI's top cyber priority

Cybersecurity legislation clears Senate committee, Cybersecurity law needs an overhaul, French police arrest alleged Twitter hacker

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , FBI , State , Twitter , FISMA , contracting , Cybersecurity Act

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 09:08am EDT

Probing problems with Pentagon procurement

Sec. Gates discusses the shortcomings of contracting and procurement policies

Tags: mngt , contracting , pentagon , President , Robert Gates , Congress , procurement , Senate , Armed Services Committee , Defense Secretary

Wednesday - 01/28/2009, 06:12am EST
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Terrorist watch list improvements a matter of standardization

A former senior intelligence official says the President's call for changes is more of an upgrade than a significant change. Ambassador Thomas McNamara says information sharing is better than ever, but agencies don't put information into databases in a consistent way.

Tags: management , Information Sharing Environment , White House , Terrorist Screening Center , Thomas McNamara , information sharing , Terrorist watch list

Wednesday - 01/06/2010, 06:34am EST
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Obama has plenty to consider before hitting the 'send' button

It seems likely that Obama will use e-mail, and he will use a BlackBerry to send it.

Tags: technology , BlackBerry , IT security , records management , John Podesta , CDW-G , Los Angeles Times , Josh Mulloy , mobile devices

Tuesday - 01/20/2009, 08:48pm EST
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