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Broadband plan will bring big money for contractors

The new plan seems to be saying Depression-era programs that subsidize rural telephone provision should be redirected to developing broadband access, according to a former undersecretary of Commerce.

Tags: contracting , mngt , broadband plan , FCC , Ev Ehrlich

Friday - 03/19/2010, 11:30am EDT
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Analysis: Feds and the budget freeze

The President's State of the Union address spelled out the budget freeze we've been expecting. So how will that affect federal employees? We ask two experts - one inside, and one outside the Beltway.

Tags: budget , 2011 budget , State of the Union , Linda Bilmes , Kennedy School of Government , Harvard University , mngt , Jim Moran

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 11:18am EST
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Stimulus strains contracting workforce

You knew the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would be more work. But no one knew just how much work the stimulus bill would create for federal agencies and whether they would have the capacity to carry it out. That task fell to the Inspector General at the Commerce Department.

Tags: mngt , acquisition , contracting , ARRA , best practices , oversight , IG , stimulus funding , grants , Todd Zinser

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 11:10am EDT
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GSA headquarters to become model green building

Agency plans on adding solar power, heating water through solar thermal processes and restoring the windows so they open. Along with GSA, several other agencies are due for major renovation through the Recovery Act, and all will be more energy efficient. GSA also is applying green requirements to all new major leased buildings starting in January.

Tags: contracting , management , Kevin Kampschroer , GSA , HUD , VA , Interior , DHS , Coast Guard , energy efficiency , Recovery Act

Friday - 11/20/2009, 06:59am EST
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OMB, HHS create new health IT task force

New entity will be led by eight agencies, including OPM, VA and DoD. The focus will be on policy development, coordination and implementation of federal health IT.

Tags: technology , management , Peter Orszag , Kathleen Sebelius , OMB , HHS , OPM , VA , DoD , SSA , USDA , health IT

Tuesday - 02/23/2010, 03:00pm EST

SBA Administrator Mills says Recovery Act benefitting small businesses

Agency to promote stimulus contract opportunities in more than 200 events around the country. Mills says more than $2.2 billion has gone to small firms.

Tags: contracting , Karen Mills , SBA , Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committ

Friday - 08/28/2009, 12:15pm EDT
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DHS, Commerce seek voluntary cyber code of conduct

Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, explains how companies would get participate in the code.

Tags: Alan Paller , SANS Institute , DHS , Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , Federal Register , code of conduct

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:57pm EDT
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Census posts economic data online

Census Bureau officials Stephen Buckner and Mark Wallace joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new searchable database and why the bureau decided to put the data online now.

Tags: Census , technology , stephen buckner , mark wallace

Tuesday - 10/04/2011, 09:35am EDT
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Patent reform will also overhaul Patent Office workforce

Robert Stoll, the commissioner for patents at PTO joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to outline the new law and how it affects PTO.

Tags: USPTO , Robert Stoll , workforce , patent reform , hiring

Monday - 09/26/2011, 11:02am EDT
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