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House panel gets cloud computing lowdown

Despite the potential benefits, a congressional watchdog warns that a more detailed game plan is needed to cover security and procedural concerns about cloud computing voiced by federal agencies themselves.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Edolphus Towns , Darrell Issa , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , GSA , Greg Wilshusen , Max Cacas

Friday - 07/02/2010, 10:05am EDT
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OFPP tries new approach to reign in MACs

Administrator Gordon says strategic sourcing is one way to ensure the government gets the lowest price and to consolidate existing contracts. Gordon also wants agencies to submit business cases for new multi-agency contracts, but doesn't commit to asking agencies to justify all types of multiple award contracts.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , Steve Kempf , John Needham , Rick Gunderson , Claire McCaskill , Scott Brown , OFPP , GSA , NIH , NASA , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Interagency contracting , multiple award contracting , schedules , GWACs , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 06:40am EDT
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GAO finds limited burrowing during Bush years

Auditors looked at 117 employee conversations to career positions from political ones and found most followed the rules. OPM is reviewing five of the seven that GAO determined to be improper.

Tags: management , OPM , VA , DoJ , Air Force , Marshals Service , Office of Special Counsel , burrowing , political position conversions , Rachel Stevens

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:59am EDT

GAO faults Vet Affairs on IT

GAO says Vet Affairs mismanaged IT.

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , Veteran Affairs , IT

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 02:38pm EDT

Agencies must continue to pay attention to cyber attacks

A new report from the GAO outlines how you can do this.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Gregory Wilshusen

Thursday - 06/24/2010, 06:05pm EDT
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Critical tests to decide future of DHS's virtual fence

CBP to implement and evaluate technologies at two sites in Arizona this year to see how well SBINet works and whether to continue deploying the technology. These tests are part of Secretary Napolitano's assessment of SBINet's value. Lawmakers remain pessimistic that the program can get back on track.

Tags: technology , Mark Borkowski , Chris Carney , Henry Cuellar , Randy Hite , House Homeland Security Committee , DHS , CBP , Boeing , border security , SBINet , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/18/2010, 06:49am EDT
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Medicare still faces waste, fraud and abuse challenges

New GAO report examines old issue.

Tags: management , Medicare , Kathy King , high-risk program , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 06/17/2010, 04:33pm EDT
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Hearing offers suggestions for reducing Medicare waste, fraud

Errors, waste, and fraud in the Medicare system was the topic of conversation before the House Ways and Means Subcommittees on Health and Oversight today.

Tags: House Ways and Means Committee , Medicare , Peter Roskam , Ron Klein , Scott Murphy , Ileana Ros-Lehtinen , Pete Stark , HHS , CMS , DoJ

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 06:26pm EDT

GAO: Agency rules allow conferences at resort locations

A recent GAO report looked at agencies' policies for choosing the locations of conferences and found that cost was the number one factor when it came to planning. Details from GAO's Lorelei St. James.

Tags: federal drive , management , federal travel , resorts , conferences , Lorelei St. James , Suzanne Kubota , GSA , SSA , USDA , DoC , DoD , HHS , DHS , DOI , DoJ , DoT , Treasury , VA

Monday - 06/14/2010, 11:33am EDT
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Exclusive: OMB to propose major changes to financial management systems

Draft memo obtained by Federal News Radio calls for stopping new and ongoing modernization and development programs until OMB can review them. OMB also would dole out funding on a quarterly basis for ongoing projects to ensure they are meeting milestones.

Tags: management , technology , Peter Orszag , OMB , Treasury , Ira Goldstein , David Lucas , Deloitte , GCE Federal , financial management , shared service providers , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/09/2010, 05:22pm EDT
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