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FTC hires AT&T to secure Internet gateway

This is the first publicly announced award under the GSA Networx program to meet the Trusted Internet Connections initiative. FTC will receive intrusion detection, intrusion prevention and other cybersecurity services under the $5 million deal. GSA and OMB pushing agencies to transition to the telecommunications contract more quickly.

Tags: technology , Contracting , FTC , OMB , GSA , Transportation , Jeff Mohan , AT&T , Verizon , Sprint , Qwest , Networx , telecommunications , cybersecurity , TIC , cloud computing

Thursday - 02/11/2010, 01:52pm EST
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Show Me The Buyout!

Ever wonder whatever happened to all those buyouts that used to be available? Well, they are still out there but as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says, they are a little hard to find.

Tags: P&B , VSIP , buyouts , EPA , HHS , SEC , FEC , CDC

Monday - 02/23/2009, 04:00am EST

GSA wants Networx to move into high gear

Agency offering to help others transition to new telecommunications contract in any way possible. Only 28 percent of all agency services have moved to Networx so far.

Tags: Contracting , technology , Karl Krumbholz , GSA , DoT , DOL , State , USDA , SSA , Treasury , IAC , AT&T , Verizon , Qwest , Networx , Connections , telecommunications , cybersecurity , TIC

Tuesday - 09/29/2009, 06:31am EDT
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Agencies easily achieving green purchasing goals

Eight departments earn gold award for buying green electronics at least 95 percent of the time. Agencies also relying on renewable energy to provide electricity and power vehicles at a higher rate.

Tags: technology , Contracting , Sarah O'Brien , EPA , Office of the Federal Environmental Executive , Air Force , Federal Acquisition Regulations Council , Green Electronics Council , IEEE , green purchasing , EPEAT , Fleet , Green power , Federal Electronics Challenge

Friday - 09/04/2009, 07:36pm EDT
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Bin Laden Sought Nukes

Osama Bin Laden did seek nuclear weapons. In an exclusive interview with The Nation newspaper online Pakistani Scientist Sultan Bashir Mahmood, a retired director general of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission said Bin Ladin did ask him about getting nuclear technology. But he said he told a firm no and Bin Laden did not ask again. Mahmood said he told bin Laden that establishing an infrastructure and gathering a team of scientists to accomplish the task was not possible. The meeting took place before 9-11.

Tags: technology , pentagon , Osama bin Laden , Bashir Mahmood , Pakistan , Atomic ,

Wednesday - 07/29/2009, 08:49pm EDT

Transgendered cybersecurity appointee makes history

Amanda, formerly Mitchell, Simpson has been named senior technical adviser in the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Amanda Simpson , Commerce , McAfee , Camaroon , electric grid ,

Wednesday - 01/06/2010, 08:58am EST

HHS says only one browser will work on Grants.gov

Latest problems add to ongoing challenges to site. GAO also issues new report detailing governance issues.

Tags: technology , Contracting , Rick Clark , HHS , OMB , GAO , Interior , TCG , Symplicity , National Grants Partnership , David Cassidy , Grants.gov , FedBizopps.gov

Thursday - 07/16/2009, 03:50pm EDT

Agencies need rules before bringing jobs in-house

Rep. Issa says acquisition reform must begin with defining inherently governmental. He also proposes to use third parties to help write contract requirements.

Tags: Contracting , Rep. Darrell Issa , Jeff Liebman , OMB , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DoD , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Acquisition Reform , inherently governmental , workforce , In-sourcing , A-76 , P&B

Thursday - 06/25/2009, 06:44am EDT
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