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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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Two whistleblowers get 45-day stay after OSC intervention

After the Office of Special Counsel intervened on their behalf, two federal whistleblowers won a 45-day stay on personnel actions taken against them.

Tags: Franz Gayl , paul hardy , whistleblower , FDA , public health service , Marine Corps , Office of Special Counsel , Merit Systems Protection Board , workforce , Jolie Lee , HHS

Friday - 10/14/2011, 03:27pm EDT

Panetta wants full accounting of money in, money out by 2014

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants the department to have at least part of its books ready for audit well in advance of the Congressionally-mandated 2017 deadline. The edict could prove challenging for some components of DoD.

Tags: audit readiness , Congress , budget , Leon Panetta , Martin Dempsey , pay and benefits , military pensions , supercommittee , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee

Friday - 10/14/2011, 05:24am EDT
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DARPA awards contract to IBM for multilingual computer

IBM has won a contract to create a machine that can hear and speak in many languages. The $6.5 million contract came from the Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency.

Tags: DARPA , IBM , acquisition , technology , contracting , DoD Report

Friday - 10/14/2011, 01:06pm EDT
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