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Agencies slowly moving to fixed-price contracts

A new report from OFPP finds agencies spent a billion dollars less on time-and-materials and labor hours type contracts in 2010. Still, OFPP found an overall increase in cost-reimbursement type contracts. Agencies have a goal to reduce by 10 percent these types of contracts, which the administration calls risky.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , NASA , Cost reimbursement contracts , time-and-materials contracts , labor hours contracts , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 07:02am EDT
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Agencies must cut service contracting by 15 percent

OMB will tell agencies to focus on management support service contracts and reduce spending by $6 billion. OMB said contracting for management support services grew at a faster rate than other types of contracting. The initiative is part of the administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , service contracting , management support services , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller , Richard Ginman , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , DoD

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:20pm EDT
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NIST seeks new advisory board members

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting nominations to their nine advisory boards.

Tags: technology , NIST , federal advisory boards , Courtney Thompson ,

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 01:38pm EDT

Commerce recommends a new internet security plan

The Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy report charges the Commerce Department with bringing together non-critical infrastructure businesses to improve the security of their computers and systems. This is the fourth cybersecurity strategy or proposal from the administration since April. Commerce will act as a convener to help create voluntary standards.

Tags: technology , Ari Schwartz , NIST , Center for Democracy and Technology , Software and Information Industry Association , Greg Nojeim , Mark MacCarthy , cybersecurity , NSTIC , standards , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:46am EDT
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Locke infuses new performance culture at Commerce

The outgoing secretary said he has focused on achieving stretch goals and impressing upon employees to look at their jobs differently. Gary Locke initiated changes to how Commerce does budget planning, buys goods and services and serve their customers.

Tags: management , contracting , Gary Locke , PTO , performance management , enterprise software licenses , Partnership for Public Service , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:35am EDT
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Where's the (telework) money?

Remember the idea of a stipend to help pay for the technology you REALLY want?

Tags: technology , Telework Center , telework , Polycom , Suzanne Kubota , management , Simon Szykman , mobility

Monday - 05/30/2011, 04:00am EDT

How is mobile changing your workforce?

Federal News Radio looks at how rapid advances in mobile devices and applications are redefining what it means to be a federal manager on the go, with panelists Simon Szykman at Commerce and the FAA's Robert Corcoran.

Tags: Federal Drive , panel discussion , technology , mobility , Simon Szykman , Robert Corcoran , FAA , Suzanne Kubota

Friday - 05/27/2011, 03:53pm EDT
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Commerce, Labor could merge to form new agency

Sen. Richard Burr (R.-N.C.) introduced legislation forming the Commerce and Workforce Department using recommendations of GAO and the deficit commission. Thirty-five offices would be consolidated into 12 and funding of seven programs or initiatives would be reduced or eliminated.

Tags: management , Richard Burr , OMB , Labor , reorganization , Deficit Commission , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:27pm EDT
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