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Larry Allen, President, Allen Federal Business Partners

Dan Tangherlini is leaving as administrator of the General Services Administration. He tells GSA personnel in an email today that his last day will be Feb. 13. Larry Allen is president of Allen Federal Business Partners and author of the Week Ahead newsletter. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he reviewed the legacy of Dan Tangherlini at GSA.

Tags: Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , In Depth

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:09pm EST
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CIOs on the move: High rate of senior IT executive departures in 2014 cuts both ways

Federal News Radio has been tracking the turnover of CIOs and other senior level IT officials between November 2013 and October 2014. All combined, the 23 total CIOs or senior IT leaders that either left government or changed jobs within government had 96 years of experience and their average tenure was 4.2 years.

Tags: technology , People , Commerce , OMB , Attain , AT&T , Casey Coleman , Simon Szykman , Karen Evans , Mark Forman , TASC , Jamal Brown , exclusive , CIOs on the Move , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 03:59am EST
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Does CIO stand for 'chief information officer' or 'career is over'?

With the challenges that chief information officers face today, it is worth asking whether becoming a CIO is worth the work and jeopardy it seems to entail, says former FAA IT leader Bob Woods in a new commentary.

Tags: Bob Woods , Topside Consulting , Veterans Affairs , Transportation Department , management , CIO , FITARA , Clinger-Cohen Act , information technology , technology , commentary

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:07am EST

Dan Chenok, Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government

Good customer service is just one of President Barack Obama's 15 cross-agency priority goals for agency managers in 2015. Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the expectations agencies will have to provide top notch customer service.

Tags: Dan Chenok , IBM Center for the Business of Government , technology , cybersecurity , innovation , 18F , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 03:46pm EST

GSA now in charge of dot-gov domain policy, issuance

A new memo from the Office of Management and Budget sets eight standards for new federal websites and seven for existing ones.

Tags: technology , OMB , Lisa Schlosser , federal websites , 18F , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 09:21am EST

An update on The National Industries for the Blind

Kevin Lynch, president and chief executive officer of the National Industries for the Blind will give us an update on the organization and its current strategic challenges and market opportunities.
January 13, 2015

Tags: Acquisition , National Industries for the Blind , Kevin Lynch , DoD , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 06:57pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is trying to make a systemic change to how federal agencies complete IT projects. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information from industry last week that could lead to basic changes in how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on the RFI and reaction to the approach.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , technology , Acquisition

Monday - 01/12/2015, 11:02am EST
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An insight into GSA's FAS

What are the strategic priorities for the GSA's Federal Acquisition Service? What is category management and how does it benefit federal acquisition? How is FAS fully leveraging the government's buying power and saving taxpayer dollars? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and much more with Thomas Sharpe, Commissioner, GSA's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

Tags: IBM Center for the Business of Government , Business of Government Hour , Michael Keegan , Thomas Sharpe , FAS , FAS-GSA

Friday - 01/09/2015, 04:39pm EST

GSA's agile RFI beginning of ‘systemic change' in IT acquisition

The General Services Administration's 18F and the Office of Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information as part of its strategy to create a blanket purchase agreement where agencies can buy agile development services for IT projects. Experts say the RFI shows how the government is beginning to adopt industry best practices.

Tags: technology , Acquisition , Contracting , Industry , 18F , Agile development , Nick Sinai , Harvard Kennedy School for Government , Raj Ananthanpillai , InfoZen , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/09/2015, 06:37pm EST

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The General Services Administration is setting the table for a systemic change to how federal IT projects are completed. GSA's 18F and Integrated Technology Services now have a request for information on the street that would initiate a sea change to how the government contracts with vendors and buys technology. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the RFI and reaction to this approach.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , technology , 18F

Friday - 01/09/2015, 05:15pm EST
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