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How effective is simulated training? GAO cites gaps in Army, Marine Corps data

A new study by the Government Accountability Office says the Army and Marine Corps need to develop a set of metrics to better measure the benefits of simulation-based training over live training.

Tags: Marine Corps , Army , Sharon Pickup , training , workforce , simulator , In Depth , Michael OConnell , DoD ,

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 04:46pm EDT
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Company drops protest of GSA's OASIS RFP

IT services contractor USfalcon Inc. has agreed to drop its protest of the General Services Administration's solicitation for its massive OASIS multiple-award contract. However, a second pre-award protest filed by Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company at the agency level is moving forward.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , protest , USfalcon , Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company , GSA , Jack Moore

Monday - 08/26/2013, 05:49pm EDT

New health plan options & reduced retirement benefits

NARFE's David Snell will talk about a health care option for feds without children and Sean Reilly from the Federal Times will give us an update on 2014 budget negotiations and other issues affecting federal employees.
August 21, 2013

Tags: pay and benefits , retirement , healthcare , self plus one , NARFE , David Snell , COLAs , Social Security , government shutdown , budget 2014 , continuing resolution , USPS , FAA , Sean Reilly , Federal Times , Mike Causey , Your Turn , FEHBP

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 06:50pm EDT
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Two protests filed on GSA's OASIS contract

GSA is facing two pre-award protests in the week since it released the solicitation for its large, multiple award professional services contract. One company filed its protest with GAO. Another firm filed at the agency level.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , OASIS , bid protest , Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company , Rudy Sutherland , USfalcon , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/09/2013, 07:04pm EDT

DHS, DoD strive for new strategy: be smarter with less

Federal officials say the budget environment with or without sequestration is leading agencies to come to grips with the idea that no matter how much they cut, no matter how much they work to become more efficient, they still will not have enough people or money to get everything done. The goal is to install discipline and data into the decision making process.

Tags: management , Rafael Borras , DHS , Beth McGrath , DoD , Thad Allen , Coast Guard , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , Gene Dodaro , budget , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/09/2013, 05:52am EDT

Interior wins protest of huge cloud contract

The Court of Federal Claims ruled against CenturyLink in its protest of the Interior's Cloud Foundation contract. This was CenturyLink's third unsuccessful protest of the multiple award contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Interior , CenturyLink , bid protest , cloud computing , Court of Federal Claims , Unisys , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/05/2013, 06:09pm EDT

Coast Guard further streamlines maritime domain awareness data

The Coast Guard decided to implement Ozone Widget Framework architecture into its existing WatchKeeper systems to improve communication and data transfer between the Coast Guard and its partners.

Tags: Congress , House , U.S. Coast Guard , Mark Butt , technology , Stephen Caldwell , Duncan Hunter , Janice Hahn , Melissa Dawkins

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:06pm EDT

GAO advocates for a better-defined grants-management workforce

A new GAO report is recommending OMB be more specific in its guidance on grant management. The report said 5,100 employees are significantly involved in managing grants.

Tags: grants management , OMB , OPM , COFAR , HHS , workforce , management , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:29am EDT

Senate committee introduces bill to mark up real property legislation

Senate committee members introduced the Federal Real Property Asset Management Reform Act of 2013 to address the management of federal real property. The government is the largest owner of property in the country, owning more than 1 million properties.

Tags: Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , real property , Cogan Schneier , Tom Carper , Congress , GSA

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:28am EDT

OMB says PortfolioStat's impact measured by billions of dollars in savings

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel is testifying this morning before the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on the progress of several IT reform initiatives. He says agencies are on track to close or consolidate more than 850 data centers in 2013.

Tags: technology , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , John Mica , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GSA , Dave McClure , Dave Powner , data center consolidation , PortfolioStat , IT consolidation , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 10:47am EDT
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