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Army to test new personnel system at Aberdeen lab

Federal Register notice details how the program will work. Service's approach similar to other science and technology lab demonstration projects.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Army , NFFE , Federal Registers , Personnel demonstration program

Tuesday - 12/29/2009, 01:20pm EST

With Schmidt in place, who's his deputy?

Sources tell FederalNewsRadio that a leading candidate is a staff member on the Senate Intelligence Committee. In the meantime, former White House cybersecurity lead Hathaway and other industry experts offer the new cyber coordinator some advice about priorities and challenges.

Tags: technology , management , Howard Schmidt , James Langevin , Sameer Bhalotra , White House , Senate Select Committee on Intelligence , DHS , NSA , FBI , ODNI , Melissa Hathaway , Mischel Kwon , Liesyl Franz , TechAmerica , RSA , Hathaway Global Strategies , information sharing

Wednesday - 12/23/2009, 12:54pm EST
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Congress tells agencies to check creditworthiness of employees

Provision in 2010 omnibus spending bill requires credit checks on employees before giving them a government credit card. Law also requires agencies to create service contract inventories, and fully funds the E-Government Fund for the first time in eight years.

Tags: management , contracting , technology , pay and benefits , David Obey , OMB , OPM , GSA , AFGE , John Gage , omnibus spending bill , E-Government Fund , Agency credit card , service contract inventory , BRAC , A-76 , insourcing , Internet cookies

Friday - 12/18/2009, 06:56pm EST
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Feds find it isn't easy being transparent

One of the top buzzwords in the federal space these days is transparency. More and more officials are embracing the idea of the government being more open and transparent, and more are making use of social collaboration and networking tools in their agencies. But how are they faring in implementing the tools of collaboration? A blue-ribbon panel at the yesterday's MeriTalk/Adobe Government Assembly offered some perspective.

Tags: newsstand , Adobe Government Open Source Conference , MeriTalk , Dee Dee Myers , Alan Cohn , DHS , Price Floyd , transparency , White House , President Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 11/05/2009, 07:04am EST
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Agencies starting to get innovation itch

Federal CTO Chopra points to HHS, DoD as examples of how departments are embracing the new concept. He says open government directive in final stages.

Tags: mngt , technology , Aneesh Chopra , OMB , HHS , transparency , open government , innovation , CTO

Wednesday - 07/22/2009, 06:41am EDT
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Army may do away with car decals offering entry to bases

The Army says it could soon do away with the car decals that allow people through the security checkpoint when they drive on base.

Tags: DoD Report , Army , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Monday - 10/17/2011, 12:18pm EDT

DoD cancels $16M battlefield radio program

DoD has officially canceled efforts to develop a radio that could transmit broadband data on the battlefield after the costs skyrocketed. The Pentagon had earlier slashed the number it planned to buy from 82,000 to 10,000.

Tags: DoD Report , acquisition , contracting , Federal Drive

Monday - 10/17/2011, 12:06pm EDT

Agencies begin to alter approach to IT system development

Several departments are starting to understand that buying and creating technology systems can be done in small, iterative steps. OMB's push for agile development seems to be taking hold across the government.

Tags: technology , agile development , OMB , FBI , Robert White , rob vietmeyer , tyler bond , USDA , IT reform , AFFIRM , TechStat , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/17/2011, 06:01am EDT
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Navy takes lifecycle view of energy costs in acquisitions

The Navy is spending hundreds of millions of dollars to find alternatives to fossil fuels. A parallel effort aims to engrain energy efficiency into the way the service buys the ships and planes it will own for the next few decades.

Tags: Energy , Navy , alternative energy , acquisition , acquisition policy , jim thomsen , jo decker , terry blake , Ray Mabus , Green government , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Monday - 10/17/2011, 05:45am EDT
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