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DoD contracting is on a transparency tightrope

Buyers in the Defense Department who bundle small contracts into larger ones will have to post their actions on the Web. Bundling is the subject of a new interim rule. Roger Waldron, Counsel at the law firm Mayer Brown, explains.

Tags: contracting , contract bundling , small business , Roger Waldron , Mayer Brown LLP , Federal Acquisition Regulation , Suzanne Kubota , transparency , FAR

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 09:40am EDT

White House cyber meeting refines agenda

President Barack Obama and several of the administration's top cybersecurity officials met with key members of the private sector at the White House Wednesday to review progress in national cybersecurity activity in the past year. Alan Paller brings us up to speed.

Tags: cybersecurity , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 09:30am EDT

Thursday Morning Federal Newscast - July 15th

House approves Telework Bill, Markup begins of spending bills in the Senate, Pentagon prepares funding contingencies

Tags: newscast

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 09:07am EDT

How Defense feds prepare for deployment

The CEW is a workforce of Department of Defense civilians trained and equipped to deploy oversees in support of worldwide military missions. We learn more about it from Frank DiGiovanni, the Acting Director of Readiness and Training Policy and Programs at Defense.

Tags: management , Civilian Expeditionary Workforce , Frank DiGiovanni , DoD , Defense , Suzanne Kubota , best practices , training

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 10:42am EDT

Tips for knowing what the government owns

OMB's figures come "from an incomplete database built from inconsistent data managed mainly by the agencies themselves, each using its own inventory method," says the Reason Foundation. Director of economic research, Anthony Randazzo, explains.

Tags: OMB , management , Reason Foundation , Anthony Randazzo , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 09:40am EDT

Cybersecurity chief calls White House meeting

Malware not being looked for on mobile devices; Zeus v3 targets Spain, Germany, UK, and USA banks,

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Howard Schmidt , Zeus botnet , malware , smartphones , SANS Institute

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 08:30am EDT

Wednesday Morning Federal Newscast - July 14th

Thousands of sex offenders receive U.S. passports, Arlington Cemetery's #2 to retire

Tags: newscast

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 08:28am EDT

6,000+ expected at government job fair

On Wednesday, July 14, the Partnership for Public Service will be hosting a job fair to connect federal agencies with up-and-coming talent. Over 80 government offices will be there to spread information about their available jobs.

Tags: job fair , Partnership for Public Service , John Palguta

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 10:40am EDT

Smart Grid ending before it starts?

Maryland recently denied Baltimore Gas and Electric Company authorization to deploy smart meters, arguing the potential financial and technological risks to consumers outweighed the benefits. Is this the beginning of the end for the Smart Grid? We ask Lisa Margonelli, director, Energy Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Lisa Margonelli , Smart Grid , New America Foundation , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 10:30am EDT
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