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DHS to test Einstein version 3

AT&T gets the go-ahead to offer Einstein V.1 under Networx

Tags: Technology , OMB , JM , DHS , Networx , Telecommunications , Michael Chertoff , Jeff Mohan Cybersecurity , L3 , Sprint , Qwest , Verizon , AT&T

Friday - 12/19/2008, 07:43pm EST

White House IT budget request lower in 2011

The administration proposes to decrease the governmentwide technology budget by 1.6 percent over the 2010 enacted funding. White House also zeroes out funding for OPM's Retirement Systems Modernization program in 2011. OMB also plans to create centralized IT services around data centers, cloud computing and other areas.

Tags: Technology , budget , OMB , White House , DoD , OPM , retirement system modernization , 2011 budget request , e-government , Cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Web 2.0 , Cybersecurity , Challenge platform , Geospatial information

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 06:46am EST

Mikulski writes GSA about Eastern Shore training center

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., has sent a strongly worded letter to the head of the GSA, demanding better information be provided by "competent" employees for an extended public comment period.

Tags: contracting , Barbara Mikulski , State , Eastern Shore , training center

Monday - 01/11/2010, 07:21am EST

GSA awards Lockheed $400 million deal

The General Services Administration awarded Lockheed Martin at $400 million contract to provide IT support services for the Federal Acquisition Service.

Tags: contracting , FAS , Lockheed Martin , IT support services

Friday - 03/20/2009, 04:09pm EDT

Secure Internet portal services not available until August

Agencies will not be able to purchase secure Internet portal services through the Networx telecommunications contract before August.

Tags: Technology , contracting , Frank Tiller , OMB , DHS , VA , Treasury , Qwest , AT&T , Sprint , L3 , Verizon , Diana Gowen , Telecommunications , Networx , Cybersecurity , Internet connections

Wednesday - 03/18/2009, 01:30pm EDT

House committee cancels Networx hearing

Oversight and Government Reform Committee was to have heard from GSA, Interagency Management Council and the five vendors. But lawmakers are attending Dorothy Height's funeral.

Tags: Technology , contracting , Diane Watson , Martha Johnson , Sonny Bhagowalia , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Interior , OMB , Networx , Telecommunications , FTS2001

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 02:55pm EDT

White House establishes management advisory board

Executive order calls for new group to include 17 private sector experts to help agencies improve the use of technology and enhance their customer service. OMB deputy director for management Jeff Zients will be the chairman of the board.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Peter Orszag , OMB , President's Management Advisory Board , Modernizing IT forum

Monday - 04/19/2010, 05:32pm EDT

GSA makes it easier to track vendor conduct

The Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information System officially debuts today for contracting officers and acquisition workers to input and find information about vendors in one place.

Tags: contracting , Peter Orszag , Claire McCaskill , OMB , Vendor misconduct database

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 03:27pm EDT

GSA to unveil database to track vendor misconduct

Agencies are struggling to properly use suspension and debarment processes. DHS, DoT and USAID are making major changes to how they oversee contractors after audits find shortcomings in each of their procedures. Lawmakers say they're concerned about contractors who are breaking the law receiving awards.

Tags: contracting , Elaine Duke , Drew Luten , Greg Woods , Richard Skinner , Calvin Scovel , Ed Towns , Donald Gambatesa , DHS , DoT , USAID , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Suspension and debarment , contractor oversight , FAPIIS , PPIRS

Friday - 03/19/2010, 07:06am EDT

OMB shutting down financial systems office

FSIO will cease operations as of March 31. OMB controller Werfel says the organization will issue its final set of requirements and business processes by the end of the month too.

Tags: management , Danny Werfel , OMB , FSIO , Financial management , Core financial requirements

Friday - 03/19/2010, 07:01am EDT
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