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Savings from reverse auctions not being maximized

As the use of reverse auctions continues to rise, the Government Accountability Office says agencies need more clear cut guidance to realize a maximum amount of savings.

Tags: GAO , OMB , OFPP , reverse auctions , acquisition , Contracting officers , contracts , FedBid , Army , VA , DOI , FAR , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Commitee , Tom Carper , small businesses , Ellen Kortesoja

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 04:23pm EST

Identity management in the cloud

Paul Christman, vice president Public Sector at Dell Software, discusses how his company can help you solve identity management issues at your agency.
December 10, 2013

Tags: technology , identity management , cloud computing , OMB , access management , Paul Christman , Dell Software , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 10:32pm EST
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CIO Council committee presses innovation forward

Margie Graves, the co-chairwoman of the Innovation Committee and deputy CIO at the Homeland Security Department, said the committee is focusing on three areas: Open data, data analytical tools and public-private partnerships to help agencies improve mission outcomes.
November 21, 2013

Tags: technology , Margie Graves , CIO Council , Innovation Committee , agile development , open data , A New Era in Technology , Ask the CIO , jason miller

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 09:36am EST
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Lawmakers question DHS' awards under the EAGLE II contract

Rep. Mike McCaul (R-Texas), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), chairman of the subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, wrote a letter to DHS Chief Procurement Officer Nick Nayak earlier this week questioning the agency's entire solicitation process.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Eagle II , IT services , Mike McCaul , Jeff Duncan , House Homeland Security Committee , STG , Nick Nayak , jason miller

Monday - 11/11/2013, 03:56am EST

In wake of LAX shooting, real talk needed about TSA

The Nov. 1 shooting at Los Angeles International Airport sheds light on the public's negative perception of transportation security officers. Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal says its time to reevaluate how those federal employees are treated.

Tags: Jeff Neal , commentary , TSA , TSOs , workforce

Monday - 11/11/2013, 04:50pm EST

House panel targets DoD acquisition reform, but will that be enough?

The House Armed Services Committee created a panel to figure out a way to reform the defense acquisition processes. Experts say reform may be difficult but it's also necessary given tight budgets and sequestration.

Tags: Dov Zakheim , Bill Greenwalt , In Depth , DoD , acquistion , acquisition workforce , acquisition reform , House , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , Mac Thornberry , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 11/06/2013, 02:29pm EST
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Federal building security at risk due to lax training, oversight

A new report from the Government Accountability Office fueled a House subcommittee hearing that revealed security concerns regarding the training and certification of contract guards employed by the Federal Protective Service.

Tags: DoD , House , Aaron Alexis , Navy Yard shooting , GAO , Jeff Duncan , FPS , Eric Patterson , Mark Goldstein , Greg Marshall , security , Michael OConnell , House Homeland Security Committee

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 02:33pm EDT
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