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U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's draft FITARA guidance aims to advance IT reform

OMB sets deadlines for agencies to establish a common baseline of roles and responsibilities for chief information officers to oversee, manage and develop technology programs and projects. The administration is asking for comments from the public by May 30.

Tags: technology , exclusive , OMB , Tony Scott , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , CIO authorities , Management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 12:00pm EDT

EEOC CIO Hancher to retire, but not before meeting a few more goals

Kim Hancher is calling it a career after 34 years in government, including the last seven as the CIO of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She said she wants to make sure the agency is on the right path with cloud and cyber before leaving later this spring.

Tags: exclusive , technology , EEOC , Kim Hancher , Cloud computing , cybersecurity , ITIL , Agile development process , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/23/2015, 08:32am EDT
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DoD to create single IT shared services office for DC region

The Defense Department is creating a single shared-services office for all commodity information technology for the Washington metro area and placing it under the Defense Information Systems Agency.

Tags: DoD , technology , Shared services , Army ITA , Enterprise Information Technology Service Division , Bob Work , DISA , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:16am EDT

With or without BRAC, DoD's footprint is shrinking

In the absence of congressional authorization for another BRAC round, the Pentagon contemplates "alternative options" for base closure. Meanwhile, defense communities see fewer personnel spread across the same number of bases.

Tags: DoD , BRAC , Congress , Installations , Association of Defense Communities , John Conger , Mike McCord , Jeff Fortenberry , Tim Ford , Tim Kaine , Jared Serbu , exclusive , building management

Wednesday - 04/08/2015, 04:27am EDT
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Energy deputy CIO Adcock heading to private sector

Don Adcock is leaving government after 17 years, including the last three at Energy as its deputy CIO.

Tags: Don Adcock , Energy Department , technology , people , Michael Johnson , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 04/13/2015, 11:52am EDT

GSA's schedule contract consolidation kicks major overhaul effort into gear

The General Services Administration plans to substantially complete the merger of eight professional schedule contracts into one by November. Tiffany Hixson, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service's professional services category executive, said 440 professional services contractors owning more than 4,400 total schedules need to migrate to the new construct.

Tags: exclusive , acquisition , Contracting , Industry , GSA , Tiffany Hixson , Kathy Jocoy , Professional services , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Other direct costs , Unpriced schedule , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/09/2015, 04:03am EDT
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From the Old Post Office to FBI headquarters, GSA gets creative with federal property

As the government's landlord, the General Services Administration is coming up with creative approaches for how agencies can consolidate their workforces, rethink their office spaces and dispose of excess properties. In our latest special report, Federal News Radio takes an in-depth look at two projects receiving a lot of buzz: the renovation of the Old Post Office building and the relocation of the FBI headquarters.

Tags: GSA , OMB , Freeze the Footprint , federal buildings , PBS , Norman Dong , Denise Turner Roth , David Mader , Old Post Office Building , FBI , CPRA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Trump , David Orowitz , Ander Crenshaw , House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Ser , Michael OConnell , real property , exclusive

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 02:51am EDT

Nabors promoted to VA chief of staff

The Veterans Affairs secretary has picked a White House veteran to be his new chief of staff, replacing Joe Riojas. Riojas has been with VA since 2009 and is leaving government.

Tags: exclusive , people , Management , VA , Rob Nabors , Joe Riojas , Bob McDonald , OMB , White House , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:48am EDT

OMB targets further federal office space reductions

David Mader, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will issue a memo today requiring agencies to set an annual square foot reduction target and to adopt space design standards for future office space. The Reduce the Footprint memo builds on the 2013 Freeze the Footprint policy that saw a reduction of more than 20 million square feet of office space.

Tags: Management , real property , federal buildings , OMB , Dave Mader , GSA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Freeze the Footprint , Reduce the Footprint , office space , exclusive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 06:00am EDT
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24 feds get to work with Obama on fixing the SES

The White House has named two dozen federal employees to a group that will advise the president on possible changes to the Senior Executive Service. Obama joined the group at its meeting Thursday.

Tags: SES , Fixing the SES , workforce , White House Advisory Group on the Senior Executive Service , Senior Executive Service , Management , Emily Kopp , Katherine Archuleta , Beth Cobert , exclusive

Friday - 03/20/2015, 09:15am EDT
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