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White House issues new tools to fight patent trolls

Federal CTO Todd Park and other White House officials unveiled a new set of initiatives Thursday designed to help businesses and consumers avoid unnecessary and costly patent litigation.

Tags: Todd Park , Patty Pritzker , Michelle Lee , patent trolls , patent reform , USPTO , Commerce , Michael OConnell

Friday - 02/21/2014, 04:05pm EST

White House doesn't support sequestration, sees it as forcing function

The 2013 budget request reduces half of the agency's discretionary spending. All agencies could face deeper cuts if Congress and the administration don't agree on a plan for deficit reduction in the next 11 months.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , White House , 2013 budget , discretionary spending , sequestration , Jason Miller ,

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:34am EST
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Obama commits to $2B in energy upgrades to federal buildings

Agencies must look for projects to enter into Energy Savings Performance Contracts over the next two years. The effort will cost the government no upfront money. The contractors pay for the energy efficiencies and get paid by the utility savings the department receives. The Army, the Air Force and GSA already are using these contracts.

Tags: management , Green government , Jeff Zients , Barack Obama , OMB , Energy Department , GSA , DoD , Martha Johnson , Energy Savings Performance Contracts , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/02/2011, 05:28am EST
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White House wants to open channels for small businesses

A new Web portal will bring information on all federal agency services for small firms into one place. At the 29th Annual Minority Enterprise Development Week conference, White House officials highlighted how they are holding agencies accountable for meeting governmentwide small business goals.

Tags: contracting , industry , acquisition policy , Small business goals , small business , David Hinson , SBA , MBDA , ari matusiak , MED Week , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/30/2011, 05:19am EDT
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NIST to play big role to secure online identities

White House strategy gives the Commerce Department bureau the ability to bring industry, privacy, security and other experts together to develop policies and standards. The administration made it clear the private sector will lead the effort and the government is only creating a marketplace for these services.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , Jane Holl Lute , White House , DHS , NIST , identity management , PKI , cybersecurity , privacy , Jason Miller , John Buckner

Monday - 04/18/2011, 07:08am EDT
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