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GSA's move to the cloud to be closely watched

The agency will implement e-mail in the cloud using Google Apps for Government under an almost $7 million deal with Unisys. Many agencies are paying attention to how GSA implements this technology. GSA's CIO or Unisys could not confirm whether the datacenter is located in the U.S.

Tags: technology , industry , Casey Coleman , Dave McClure , Vivek Kundra , OMB , PV Puvvada , Unisys , Google , Tempus Nova , Acumen Solutions , e-mail-as-a-service , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/06/2010, 07:55am EST
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OMB's tech changes start with new role for CIOs

The federal CIO Vivek Kundra will roll out specifics about the administration's plan to change the way agencies buy and manage technology. The administration wants to give CIOs more authority over the budget for commodity IT such as e-mail or infrastructure. Kundra also said 2012 budget request will include requirements for continuous monitoring of agency networks.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Jeff Zients , OMB , OPM , project management , TechStat , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 06:57am EST
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Excellence in Partnership award winners - Part 2

Jon Jordan, Deputy Commissioner of GSA's FAS, joins host Larry Allen to discuss the recent Excellence in Partnership Awards.
November 30, 2010

Tags: Excellence in Partnership Awards , CGP , Larry Allen , Jon Jordan , contracting

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 05:54pm EST
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GSA picks Unisys to provide e-mail-as-a-service

The contract could be worth $6 million over four years. GSA said it wants Unisys to replace several different versions of IBM's Lotus Notes and Domino software.

Tags: contracting , industry , Unisys , cloud computing , e-mail-as-a-service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 04:45pm EST
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Federal Acquisition Service outlines new agenda

The Federal Acquisition Service is working on a plan to improve the service it delivers to federal agencies, vendors and contractors.
November 30, 2010

Tags: Steve Kempf , Agency of the Month , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 01:06pm EST
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Kempf sets 'bold' vision for GSA acquisition service

The commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service wants to take his organization to new heights in how it serves its agency and vendor customers. FAS saw its revenue grow to $52 billion in 2010, but Kempf wants to offer more services and meet its customers' needs better to increase its revenue. FAS will require all new schedule contract offers and modifications to be done electronically by the end of 2011.

Tags: contracting , industry , Steve Kempf , Federal Acquisition Service , schedules contracting , SmartBUY , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 06:33pm EST
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Google Files Suit Against Interior Department

 Google has filed a lawsuit against the Interior Department in an attempt to prevent the agency from going ahead with bid requests to host a cloud-based electronic messaging system. According to a lawsuit filed in U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Google says they met with Interior Department officials on several occasions asking them to [...]

Tags: cloud computing , Google , Interior Department , Microsoft , Onix Networking , technology , U.S. Court of Federal Claims , Wall Street Journal , William Corrington

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 03:14pm EST

Sluggish economy hits agency personnel shifts

The General Services Administration's employee relocation service supports about 85 percent of all relocating federal employees. Program analyst Julie Blanford explains why it's a big challenge for agencies to relocate employees and how her department can help.
November 23, 2010

Tags: Julie Blanford , Employee Relocation Resource Center , Agency of the Month , management , Ruben Gomez

Friday - 11/19/2010, 03:34pm EST
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Federal "eBay" sets new revenue record

GSAAuctions.gov, the federal government's website for online auctions, set a new record in fiscal 2010, generating more than $250 million. Dave Robbins, Director of GSA's Office of Personal Property Management, joins Federal News Radio with the details.
November 16, 2010

Tags: GSA Auctions , FAS , Dave Robbins , eBay , Agency of the Month , Ruben Gomez

Monday - 11/15/2010, 03:03pm EST
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How GSA decides FIPS 201 compliance

GSA certified that GPO complies with the Federal Information Processing Standard 201, which sets requirements to ensure that identification cards are secure and resistant to fraud. GSA's David Temoshok explains the process for us.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , GPO , HSPD 12 , technology , David Temoshok , HSPD-12 , homeland security , DHS , secure identity management

Friday - 11/19/2010, 10:41am EST
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