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Federal Register XML format will increase usability, accessibility and save money

The Daily Debrief gets analysis about the new Federal Register format, which some say will improve usability, accessibility and, perhaps most importantly, save the government money.

Tags: technology , XML , Carl Malamud , GPO , , Web 2.0 , government 2.0 , Dorothy Ramienski

Tuesday - 10/06/2009, 04:17pm EDT

Contractor integrity, performance to face higher level of scrutiny

New rule would create database that would bring in existing information and require contracting officers, vendors to submit new data as well. FAR Council wants specific business rules for the data.

Tags: contracting , management , David Drabkin , GSA , OMB , FAR Council , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , POGO , Past performance , Contractor integrity ,

Thursday - 09/03/2009, 03:17pm EDT

Problems with business systems could cost vendors

DoD proposes new rule to withhold payment on contracts if auditors find deficiencies in accounting, estimating, earned value management and other business systems. Recent hearing found 69 of top 100 Pentagon contractors have at least one flawed system.

Tags: contracting , DoD , DCAA , House Armed Services Committee , Wartime Contracting Commission , Contractor business systems ,

Friday - 01/15/2010, 03:14pm EST

FAR Council wants to standardize privacy training for vendors

A proposed rule would ask contractors to track the training received by employees who work on federal systems.

Tags: acquisition policy , FAR Council , industry , Privacy Act , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/14/2011, 01:50pm EDT

DHS, Commerce seek voluntary cyber code of conduct

Alan Paller, director of research at the SANS Institute, explains how companies would get participate in the code.

Tags: Alan Paller , SANS Institute , DHS , Commerce , Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth , code of conduct

Wednesday - 10/05/2011, 06:57pm EDT

The federal government's instruction book released

Like an owners' manual for citizens, the United States Government Manual is a sort-of one-stop shop of information for federal agencies, contractors and the public.

Tags: mngt , newsstand , Mike White

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 09:30am EST

Federal Register: new look for new rules

The Federal Register online looks more like a daily web newspaper, with a clear layout and new tools to guide readers to the most popular topics and relevant documents. We get details from Michael White, the managing editor of the Federal Register.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , Michael White , website makeover

Monday - 07/26/2010, 09:11am EDT
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