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GAO's John Needham on smooth insourcing

Director of Acquisition and Sourcing Management shares ideas to implement OMB insourcing guidelines.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , contracting , management , insourcing , John Needham , Congress , DHS , OFPP , OPM , Jeff Neal , Dan Gordon , Chuck Grimes

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:54pm EDT
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Contract Overload: GAO finds continued problems with MACs

Audit agency calls for business cases to justify new multiple award contracts, and a database listing all existing contracts. Sen. McCaskill plans to hold a second hearing on interagency contracting in June.

Tags: contracting , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Claire McCaskill , Ed Towns , Darrell Issa , GSA , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , MACs , GWACs , Interagency contracting , Jason Miller , Contract Overload

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:44am EDT

TSA ready to move on with ITIP contract

Agency picks CSC for the $489 million IT infrastructure contract for a second time since September. Protest by unsuccessful bidders still possible.

Tags: contracting , Emma Garrison-Alexander , TSA , CSC , Unisys , General Dynamics , ITIP , IT services , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:59am EDT
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GAO: VA in danger of cyber attack

Cyber security at the Veterans Affairs Department was slammed on Capitol Hill yesterday. The GAO explains why today.

Tags: technology , DorobekInsider , VA , cybersecurity , Gregory Wilshusen , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 02:41pm EDT
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GAO: VA systems open to cyberattack

NASA sidesteps flaws in FISMA, Microsoft to give feds early warning on security

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , VA , NASA , Microsoft , FISMA ,

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 08:30am EDT

DHS tries sharing cyber threat data differently

The agency is working with different industry sectors to improve how and the kinds of IT security information that flows in both directions. DHS has a pilot with DoD and financial services companies to exchange threat and malicious activity from their networks. DHS also has installed Einstein 2 software on 12 agency networks to improve how they recognize risks.

Tags: technology , Greg Shaffer , Anna Eshoo , John Denning , DHS , DoD , Computer and Communications Industry Association , Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysi , cybersecurity , Einstein , information sharing , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/14/2010, 06:58am EDT
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GAO: DoD could improve on ability to respond to catastrophes

A recent report from the congressional watchdog says DoD needs to improve the way it plans to help civilian authorities in the wake of domestic disasters.

Tags: management , DoD , Davi D'Agostino , Hurricane Katrina , disaster response , daily debrief

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 03:54pm EDT
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FHFA falls short on cybersecurity

Experts wary about cybersecurity, Black market rising for IP addresses

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , IPv44 , IPv6 , FHFA , Naba Barkakati , EastWest Institute

Tuesday - 05/04/2010, 09:30am EDT
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GAO: Federal acquisition workforce needs help

The way the federal government does business with contractors is changing.

Tags: daily debrief , contracting , OMB , acquisition , John Needham

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 03:07pm EDT
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SSA staying on top of claims increase

Commissioner Astrue tells House committee that despite the recession, the agency still plans on reducing its disability claims backlog. SSA using a combination of technology, new employees and improved processes to continue on the path to eliminate its hearings backlog by 2013. State agency furloughs, however, are causing additional challenges with the log jam of claims.

Tags: management , technology , Michael Astrue , Bob Filner , Linda Sanchez , Patrick O'Carroll , SSA , House Ways and Means Committee , disability benefits , claims processing

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 07:08am EDT
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