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WFED's Max Cacas reports.
Now that he's officially announced his plans to leave by the end of summer, what will be the legacy of OMB Director Peter Orszag as the President's chief budget guru? One man who has watched the career of Orszag for many years says along with high profile subjects like health care reform and the economic stimulus, the OMB chief also changed the way government works in other, less public ways.
Congressman Towns just returned from the Gulf Coast and gives DorobekInsider his thoughts.
Chairman Edolphus "Ed" Towns (D-NY) is requesting detailed information from the Justice Department and DHS after the release of a Justice Department Inspector General report in 2009 that outlined major lapses at the United States National Central Bureau.
Susan Zeleniak of Verizon Federal explains that Networx will benefit all agencies and vastly improve the way things work -- once agencies make the move, that is.
The Congressman explains why he thinks she made the right choice.
Chairman says government buying power should be saving taxpayers money; instead, dollars are wasted because of implementation delays.
Peer to peer computer file sharing may be coming to an end. Congressman Edolphus Towns plans to introduce a bill banning the use of peer-to-peer software on all government and contractor computers and networks. Possible information leaks about the electronics for the president's Marine One make such a ban necessary. Additionally, the GAO is calling for a more secure network to share digitized data. The Oversight and Government Reform Committee will continue hearings on this after Congress returns from its August recess.
Congressman wants outlaw insecure, open network, peer-to-peer software from all government and contractor computers and networks.
A House committee got its latest progress report on the economic stimulus program yesterday. The testimony paints a decidedly mixed picture about whether or not the $787 billion dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is working the way the White House has planned.