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DoD deputy CIO explains recently released open source memo

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management Technology and Deputy CIO explains clarifications.

Tags: technology , management , open source , David Wennergren , CIO , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , Dorothy Ramienski

Friday - 10/30/2009, 05:43pm EDT

Transition out of NSPS begins

Just one day after President Barack Obama signed the Defense Authorization bill that ultimately killed the National Security Personnel System, the Acting Program Executive Officer of NSPS tells Federal News Radio how his office is working to get feds out.

Tags: pay & benefits , NSPS , Tim Curry , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 06:53pm EDT
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STAR-TIDES leverages collaboration, technology for global problem-solving

A program supported by the Defense Department is continuing efforts to link public and private information sharing to use cutting-edge technologies to help people around the world in their times of need. A Washington-based Pentagon academician is part of the program's top leadership.

Tags: newsstand , technology , STAR-TIDES , National Defense University , Linton Wells , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 06:34am EDT
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TechAmerica predicts growth in IT spending only on civilian side

Industry association says Defense technology spending will go down over the next 10 years. In interviews with agencies, Justice, HHS and Treasury are expected to increase the most, while military spending on procurement and R&D will decrease significantly.

Tags: contracting , DoJ , HHS , Treasury , TechAmerica , Cecil Black , Madaline Andre , Dan Heinemeier , Federal IT spending , DoD IT spending , Civilian agency IT spending , cybersecurity , Infrastructure modernization , Web 2.0 , C4SIR

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 03:51pm EDT

DoD plans to tame vendor business systems

The Pentagon has set up a new subcommittee to review its processes, policies and practices for how it audits and administers contractor purchasing, billing, estimating and accounting systems. This DoD-only panel will develop recommendations and an action plan in the next six months. DCAA says about 69 of the top 100 Defense contractors have at least one deficient business system.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Shay Assad , April Stephenson , Mike Conaway , Rob Andrews , Greg Kutz , DCAA , GAO , House Armed Services Committee acquisition panel , contract audits , Billing systems , improper payments

Friday - 10/16/2009, 06:41am EDT
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Daniel Werfel confirmed to be the controller in the Office of Management and Budget

Daniel Werfel will focus on three main areas as controller, getting the government to have a clean audit opinion, reducing improper payments and improving how agencies manage federal property. OMB director Orszag issues a memo asking agencies to meet the 45 day deadline to close their books, or ask for an extension by Nov. 1. Orszag says agencies may need more resources to get clean financial audits because of the Recovery Act.

Tags: management , Daniel Werfel , Peter Orszag , OMB , NASA , DHS , financial management , Controller

Wednesday - 10/14/2009, 03:15pm EDT

Should the Marines set up a cyber command?

Corps issues a new paper asking commanders their thoughts. The paper details issues that would lead the Marines to identify challenges and propose solutions.

Tags: technology , Marine Corps , Army , Air Force , cybersecurity , Cyber Command

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 06:59am EDT

Administration to set new vision for ID management

White House cyber office working on strategy document to address issues around identity management. This is part of the administration's broader effort to better integrate all of these initiatives.

Tags: technology , Sonia Smith , Bruce McConnell , DHS , Navy , White House , TechAmerica , identity management , Secure ID cards , HSPD-12 , PKI , E-Authentication , OpenID

Tuesday - 09/22/2009, 04:45pm EDT
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Moran wins reprieve for DoD agencies; no BRAC move until 2014 at earliest

A Northern Virginia lawmaker is successful in making the case to the Pentagon for a delay to give more than three dozen DoD agencies in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria two more years to make their move to new secure facilities under the BRAC process. Rep. Jim Moran (D.-Va.) says new buildings and infrastructure at Fort Belvoir simply aren't ready, and in the meantime, wants to ease the financial pressures on DoD landlords until the moves can happen.

Tags: contracting , management , BRAC , Jim Moran , Arlington County , Barbara Favola , DARPA , Pentagon , Department of Defense , Fort Belvoir

Tuesday - 09/22/2009, 01:55pm EDT
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Telework, transportation top issues for BRAC

DISA survey finds more employees expect to make move to Ft. Meade in 2010. The number who say they will not go to new headquarters decreases significantly.

Tags: pay and benefits , Jack Penkoske , DISA , GSA , BRAC , Ft. Meade

Tuesday - 09/01/2009, 07:31pm EDT
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