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DoD doesn’t rule out commercial cloud vendors

When it comes to using the cloud, Defense Department chief information officer Teri Takai says a private cloud will help her department achieve the highest level of security. But she didn’t rule out using commercial cloud services completely. During a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities hearing last week, NextGov reports Takai [...]

Tags: cloud computing , DoD , Teri Takai

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:53pm EDT

Senate bill to require federal manager training

A bill introduced Tuesday in the Senate would require training for federal managers.

Tags: Federal Supervisor Training Act , Daniel Akaka , management , training , Senate , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:29pm EDT

Cuts and Gains: Budget details at a glance

More details are emerging about the $38 billion dollar deal lawmakers say they reached to keep the government from shutting down. Some cuts were made by pruning money left over from previous years. More than half of the cuts affect education, labor and health programs. A vote in the House is expected as early as Wednesday and the Senate must pass it by Friday to prevent a shutdown.

Tags: budget , 2011 budget , continuing resolution , defense , DHS , TSA , EPA , NIH , HHS , czars , DoJ , FBI , FDA , SEC , IRS , NEA , shutdown , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:25am EDT

Obama prevents budget cuts to favorite programs

Tags: budget , Barack Obama ,

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 06:25am EDT

Senator optimistic about major cyber bill this year

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led a Senate Intelligence Committee review of cybersecurity policy last year, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass an overhaul of cyber laws this year. Whitehouse has been critical of the pace at which the Obama Administration has moved to propose such changes to lawmakers.

Tags: cybersecurity , DoD , Sheldon Whitehouse , James Langevin , Keith Alexander , U.S. Cyber Command , DHS , James Baker , Douglas Maughan , Jared Serbu

Monday - 04/11/2011, 07:39pm EDT
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Shutdown averted, six-day CR passed

The White House and Congress agreed to both a short-term deal and a longer-term one funding the government through 2011 and cutting more than $35 billion. OMB issued new guidance telling agencies to resume normal operations which means feds should report to work as usual.

Tags: budget , shutdown , budget 2011 , management , Harry Reid , John Boehner , Barack Obama , Jason Miller

Saturday - 04/09/2011, 02:34am EDT

Shutdown 2011? Contractors would feel the pain

Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, explains to what extent industry would hurt from a partial government shutdown.

Tags: Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , contracting , industry , shutdown , budget , In Depth

Friday - 04/08/2011, 07:25pm EDT
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How to stay positive in shutdown

Eric Payne is a consultant at a local government contractor. He writes about staying positive on GovLoop.

Tags: Eric Payne , shutdown , budget , GovLoop , In Depth , Steve Ressler

Friday - 04/08/2011, 06:59pm EDT
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House Budget members update on budget talks

Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Oreg.), both members of the House Budget Committee, reflect on budget talks so far.

Tags: Earl Blumenauer , Tom Cole , budget , shutdown , House Budget Committee , In Depth

Friday - 04/08/2011, 06:15pm EDT
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Furloughed feds by agency

A breakdown of the number of employees to be furloughed at each agency in case of a partial government shutdown.

Tags: furlough , pay and benefits , shutdown , budget , Julia Ziegler , Jolie Lee , National Journal

Friday - 04/08/2011, 03:34pm EDT
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