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OMB calls for a review of grant application systems

Risks found with; OMB asks for alternatives

Tags: technology , Peter Orszag , Tom Gavin , Vivek Kundra , OMB , HHS , , stimulus

Wednesday - 03/11/2009, 03:40pm EDT

State Dept. ready to expand use of biometrics

The State Department in late January began testing the use of digital certificates on Microsoft Word and Excel documents, using the Group Policy Object function to digitally lock down Microsoft Office so employees does not use any macros that are not approved by State.

Tags: DoD , State , technology , HSPD-12 , biometrics , Microsoft , NIST , PKI , Jarrod Frahm , IDGA , Secure ID card

Wednesday - 02/11/2009, 07:38pm EST

GSA riding to the rescue of agencies on Open Government

Agencies across the federal government face looming deadlines connected with the Open Government Initiative.

Tags: management , technology , Web 2.0 , AFCEA Bethesda , Open Government Directive , Bev Godwin , Ideascale , Max Cacas

Friday - 01/22/2010, 06:40pm EST

Agency Instability: GSA begins to feel toll of not having permanent leader

Current and former officials say day-to-day operations are working well, but morale and long term strategy are suffering. Martha Johnson, the nominee to be GSA administrator, remains on hold in Senate. GSA names fourth acting administrator since 2008 and the parade of interim leaders is creating more uneasiness about the agency's future.

Tags: management , Stephen Leeds , Christopher Bond , Sahar Wali , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Martha Johnson , Danielle Germain , Lurita Doan , Acting administrator , confirmation process

Wednesday - 01/13/2010, 07:14am EST

Federal shared services effort gets push from new executive forum

GSA leads the group of 20 trying to add structure to all the different initiatives. Shared Services Forum to submit ideas to OMB on how to move governmentwide effort to use cloud computing.

Tags: Contracting , technology , management , Jim Williams , Jeffrey Zients , OMB , shared services , Lines of Business

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 08:16pm EST

GSA leases new space to begin modernization

New building construction to begin in 2011. GSA to move 1,200 employees into temporary space as it makes its new building a model across government.

Tags: management , Recovery Act , Green building

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 05:58pm EST

Qwest receives approval to provide TIC services

Government sources confirmed that Qwest received approval last week.

Tags: technology , Qwest , AT&T , Networx , cybersecurity , Trusted Internet Connections Initiaitive , contract

Monday - 03/09/2009, 06:05pm EDT

Agency still struggling with FDCC

OMB report to Congress says 10 agencies implemented standard configuration

Tags: technology , OMB , Microsoft , cybersecurity , FISMA , certification and accreditation , privacy , Federal Desktop Core Configuration , Security LOB

Friday - 03/06/2009, 12:20pm EST

OFPP will not 'pass-the-hat' to fund training

GAO finds the administration did not meet several acquisition workforce planning mandates under the Defense Authorization law. OMB tells auditors they do not think a centralized training fund will work, and instead will improve the acquisition workforce through the budget process.

Tags: Contracting , OMB , Federal Acquisition Institute , DoD , GAO , acquisition workforce

Monday - 04/26/2010, 04:08pm EDT

Nuclear Security Administration goes thin and green

The Energy bureau has a goal to cut the carbon footprint by almost a third. GSA is helping agencies meet governmentwide green goals by providing measuring tools, training and acquisition assistance.

Tags: Contracting , technology , Steve Kempf , Robert Brese , NNSA , DoE , EPA , White House , AFCEA Bethesda , Thin clients , energy efficiency , green purchasing , cybersecurity , Sustainability executive order

Tuesday - 01/05/2010, 06:58am EST
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