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NIST, DoD move closer to a set of unified cyber guidelines

IT security also to be worked into federal segment architecture methodology

Tags: technology , Ron Ross , Scott Bernard , Kshemendra Paul , NIST , Intelligence community , OMB , DoT , cybersecurity , risk management

Monday - 04/13/2009, 01:04pm EDT
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Four major agencies to stop using Grants.gov

OMB asks agencies to come up with $6 million to upgrade current system

Tags: technology , Peter Orszag , Tom Gavin , OMB , GSA , Justice , education , DHS , HHS , Turner Consulting Group , David Cassidy , Grants.gov , FedBizopps.gov

Thursday - 04/09/2009, 03:54pm EDT
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More vendors gaining relief from protests

GAO's latest report finds contractors have a 1-in-2 chance to gain some type of relief from agencies when they protest a solicitation. Agencies turning more to alternative dispute resolution to help solve complaints. Bid protests expected to increase in 2010.

Tags: contracting , Mike Golden , GAO , Bill Shook , Marcia Madsen , Mayer Brown , Shook Doran Koehl , bid protest , alternative dispute resolution , acquisition workforce , budget

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 07:56am EST
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Who is in charge at the new Walter Reed?

In September 2011, a new, 354-bed Walter Reed National Medical Center is expected to open its doors on the grounds of the current Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland. The current Walter Reed in Northwest DC will close its doors forever. It's all part of the Pentagon's Base Realignment and Closure process, BRAC. Yesterday, the House Armed Services Committee found that the road to the new Walter Reed is currently paved with a lot of uncertainty.

Tags: management , BRAC , Walter Reed , Pentagon , Allen Middleton , Solomon Ortiz , Ken Kizer , Bethesda National Naval Medical Center

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 07:01am EST
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Insourcing debate heats up over agencies stealing employees

Industry experts charge that the Defense Department is targeting specific vendor employees to bring in house. Most of the Pentagon's actions are purely budget driven, industry says. OMB says insourcing is just one element of the broader management initiative of managing the multi-sector workforce.

Tags: mngt , contracting , best practices , Matthew Blum , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , OFPP , defense , Interior , Stan Soloway , Terry Raney , Professional Services Council , CACI , insourcing , Multi-sector workforce , acquisition workforce

Wednesday - 11/11/2009, 07:04am EST
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Two new programs on the way to improve recruitment, retention

OPM is hoping to launch the Veterans Hiring Initiative next week. Director Berry also planning to kick-off an initiative to pair SESers with universities to bring on new workers. Berry says a formal proposal for long-term changes to civil service could be ready by next summer.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , John Berry , OPM , VA , Labor , Syracuse University , SES , Veterans hiring , civil service reform

Tuesday - 11/03/2009, 08:05pm EST
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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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