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Shuffling chairs in senior IT positions

New CIO at EPA; GSA gets another OMB detailee.

Tags: EPA , Barack Obama , Ann Dunkin , DHS , Reggie Brothers , Dominic Sale , people , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook

Friday - 01/31/2014, 02:42pm EST

GSA buildings commissioner Dorothy Robyn stepping down in March

Dorothy Robyn, the commissioner of the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, will be leaving her post in March. GSA will name her replacement at a later date.

Tags: Dorothy Robyn , Public Buildings Service , federal buildings , people , Michael OConnell , Shakeup at GSA

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:13pm EST

GSA axes 2014 expo for second year

GSA is axing its annual Expo conference, citing the current fiscal climate. It's the second year in a row the agency's signature conference has been called off. Meanwhile, GSA is also phasing out its traditional SmartPay training conference in favor of a virtual forum, which will be held in the spring or summer of this year.

Tags: conference spending , SmartPay Training Conference , GSA Expo , Jack Moore

Friday - 01/24/2014, 02:50pm EST

Challenge.gov platform recognized for changing how feds solve problems

The Challenge.gov platform Thursday received the prestigious Harvard Innovations in American Government award from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. It beat out 600 other entrants to be the first federal winner of the award since 2003.

Tags: management , White House , OSTP , John Holdren , Dan Tangherlini , Harvard Kennedy School of Government , Stephen Goldsmith , Challenge.gov , competition , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/24/2014, 09:25am EST
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Agencies 'open the door' to innovative uses of social media

More than 60 social media apps are now available to agencies, allowing them to select the best method to meet their missions. One of the areas that's most ripe for innovation is in emergency management.

Tags: social media , technology , Twitter , Federal Drive , Justin Herman , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 07:40am EST
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Fed buildings to get much-needed upgrades thanks to budget boost

The General Services Administration says it will finally be able to begin digging out of a backlog of deferred maintenance of federal buildings thanks to a boost in funding from the recently passed bipartisan spending bill. The spending bill, passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last week, authorizes GSA to spend about $9.3 billion from the Federal Buildings Fund.

Tags: federal buildings , federal real property , Dan Tangherlini , budget , 2014 appropriations , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 01/21/2014, 01:00pm EST

GSA kicks off Alliant V2 planning

GSA launches a new social media site to gather industry and agency feedback on how to improve one of the most successful GWACs ever.

Tags: Alliant Small Business , industry , contracting , Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Alliant

Friday - 01/17/2014, 01:50pm EST

Post conference scandals, agencies struggle to find balance

OMB reported agencies avoided spending $3 billion on travel and conferences in 2013 as compared to 2010. Senate lawmakers are concerned how to ensure agencies don't slide back into old habits of lavish spending on conferences.

Tags: management , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , Beth Cobert , Dan Tangherlini , Brian Miller , J. Russell George , John Tester , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee , conference spending , Congress , oversight , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 04:09am EST
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Duncan calls for 'reality check' on DHS headquarters project

Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency, released a majority staff report that questioned the planning and future efficacy of the Homeland Security Department consolidating its headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in D.C.

Tags: Jeff Duncan , House , Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency , DHS , Coast Guard , federal buildings , GAO , Michael OConnell , oversight , St. Elizabeths

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 02:22pm EST

What federal IT can learn from Inspector Clouseau

We often look at organizations and wonder why they are burdened with overhead not relevant to the current world in which we live. Often it is found to be the cures for past sins and overreactions to those sins says former federal exec Bob Woods.

Tags: Bob Woods , technology , commentary , information technology , IT sharing

Wednesday - 01/08/2014, 02:35pm EST
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