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White House details initial ideas for industry cyber incentives

The departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Treasury submitted suggestions to the White House on what incentives the government can offer to induce critical infrastructure providers to use the cybersecurity framework to improve their systems and networks. NIST is leading an effort to develop the framework with industry.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , NIST , Commerce , DHS , Industry incentives , executive order , Larry Clinton , Internet Security Alliance , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 06:28am EDT

Obama picks restructuring expert Koskinen to take over IRS

President Barack Obama is nominating retired corporate restructuring expert John Koskinen to take over the Internal Revenue Service, which is under fire for its screening of political groups.

Tags: John Koskinen , people , IRS

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 03:39pm EDT

Obama presses for smarter, more innovative government

In a Cabinet meeting this morning, the president will ask new OMB Director Sylvia Burwell to lead this reinvigorated effort to help agencies find more innovative ways to deliver better results. OMB is missing key leaders, including a deputy director for management, to shepherd this revised push to improve agency management.

Tags: management , OMB , Sylvia Burwell , Presidential Innovation Fellows program , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/08/2013, 12:00pm EDT

New taskforce to help agencies use volunteers to meet goals

President Barack Obama announced a taskforce Monday to help agencies better utilize volunteers in achieving their missions. The Corporation for National and Community Service will lead the taskforce along with representatives from 18 federal agencies and organizations.

Tags: CNCS , OPM , AmeriCorps , Wendy Spencer , management , workforce , Cogan Schneier , volunteerism

Monday - 07/15/2013, 06:51pm EDT

Obama seeks to cut payments to federal contractors

The Obama administration says it can save hundreds of millions of dollars a year by cutting payments to some federal contractors, but it needs backing from a Congress that has ignored the president's prior calls to change the reimbursement formula.

Tags: industry , contracting ,

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 06:08pm EDT
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