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American Legion calls for VA Secretary, two others to resign

The organization says a series of whistleblowers and investigative reports show a "pattern of bureaucratic incompetence and failed leadership" among VA senior leaders. This is the first time in more than 30 years the American Legion has called for the removal of a public official.

Tags: management , American Legion , Daniel Delinger , VA , Eric Shinseki , Robert Petzel , Allison Hickey , oversight , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jackie Walorski , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/05/2014, 04:51pm EDT

Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: NDAA takes shape, DoD's budget plans under sequestration

"Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook" is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu.

Tags: Jared Serbu , Inside the DoD Reporter , DoD , budget , sequestration , Adam Smith , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , Joint Information Environment

Friday - 05/02/2014, 06:46pm EDT

Bill proposes revised DoD cloud security requirements

Congress wants the Department of Defense to change its cloud security requirements in order to make them more vendor-friendly. Congressmen Derek Kilmer (D-Wa.) and Niki Tsongas (D-Ma.) are proposing the Defense Cloud Security Act to clarify its requirements and offer more opportunities for vendors to meet those standards.

Tags: cloud security , Niki Tsongas , Derek Kilmer , GDIT Solutions Center , Nextgov , Amazon Web Services , Defense Cloud Security Act , DoD

Friday - 05/02/2014, 05:03pm EDT

House lawmakers vote to block their pay hike

Tags: House , pay raise

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 04:10pm EDT

House votes down attempt to restart tech think tank

When the House votes Thursday to approve fiscal 2015 budgets for a slew of legislative-branch agencies, lawmakers will get a chance to resurrect the small technology agency that once provided Congress with expert technological and scientific advice. A floor amendment from Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) would siphon off about $2.5 million from the House historic buildings fund to provide start-up funding for a reboot of the Office of Technology Assessment

Tags: Rush Holt , OTA , technology , House , Jack Moore

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 05:48pm EDT

Matt Hummer, Senior Transportation Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Congress is trying to be a good citizen this month. By passing the easy bills first, it hopes to get some real work done before arguing about the contentious stuff. That means it's tackling things like the construction budgets for Veterans Affairs and the Defense Department. Matt Hummer, senior transportation analyst with Bloomberg Government, told Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp what's in some of the bills Congress has already passed.

Tags: Matt Hummer , Bloomberg Government , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 10:34am EDT
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DoD acquisition reform providing a few glimmers of progress

The 2009 reform aimed at ending the Pentagon's practice of overpromising the weapons systems it could deliver within the budgets it was asking for is showing signs of success. But DoD's acquisition chief says no amount of legislating will solve cost overruns.

Tags: DoD , GAO , acquisition , Frank Kendall , Michael Sullivan , workforce , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 04:50am EDT
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DATA Act victory sets stage for expected tough implementation

President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law later this week that will require new levels of effort to make federal data more accessible. Now that the three-year effort to get the bill passed is complete, the hard work begins to make it a reality.

Tags: management , technology , Kathleen Tighe , Mark Warner , DATA Act , open government , Dick Ginman , industry , Trey Hodgkins , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 04:07am EDT
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Building a smart, lean government

Tom Davis, director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte, what the government could do to become leaner and more efficient.
April 29, 2014

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Smart Lean Government Initiative , Tom Davis , Deloitte , efficiency in government , duplication , cloud computing , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , shared services

Tuesday - 04/29/2014, 10:02pm EDT
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