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Obama appoints Todd Park to federal CTO role

The White House announced today President Barack Obama will appoint Todd Park to serve as the next federal chief technology officer. Park most recently served at the CTO of the Health and Human Services Department and fills the slot vacated by Aneesh Chopra, who stepped down last month after three years in the position.

Tags: Todd Park , OSTP , Aneesh Chopra , technology , people

Friday - 03/09/2012, 03:40pm EST

OMB reports contract spending stayed flat in 2011

A new report shows agencies already cut the use of management-support contracts by 7 percent in 2011. OMB details four focus areas to continue to reduce spending on contracts for 2012.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Danny Werfel , OMB , Commerce , Rebecca Blank , Intelligent Decisions , strategic sourcing , Campaign to Cut Waste , Interior , management support contracts , high-risk contracts , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/24/2012, 05:32pm EST

HRSA's building renovation gives IT push toward improvements

Cathy Flickinger said her biggest challenge is keeping the IT operations going while her bureau's building is upgraded. She has moved mission critical apps and websites to the cloud.
February 9, 2012

Tags: technology , Cathy Flickinger , Health Resources and Services Administration , cloud computing , telework , identity management , HPSD-12 , shared services , SAIC , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 09:51pm EST
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ONC developing mobile security in health IT

ONC said it wants to encourage the adoption of new technologies in clinical settings, but it also want to make sure patient privacy is kept safe and secure.

Tags: Office of the National Coordinator , Joy Pritts , health IT , technology , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 08:27am EST
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Analysis: White House reorg plan could leave out agencies' functions

The White House is taking a new step toward reducing duplicative government programs and reorganizing agencies. John Kamensky of the IBM Center for the Business of Government and Ira Shapiro, an international trade lawyer, give analysis on the recent administration proposals.

Tags: John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , management , government reorganization , OMB , Commerce , Federal Drive , SBA , Ian Shapiro

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 09:29am EST
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ASI Government, ManTech complete acquisitions

Federal acquisition consultant ASI Government has purchased Frontline Solutions Corporation, a technical assistance company that provides support services to the intelligence community and the Defense Department.

Tags: ASI Government , Frontline Solutions Corporation , Chris Comstock , Kymm McCabe , ManTech , Evolvent , technology , acquisition , DoD , VA , heatlh care

Monday - 01/09/2012, 10:58am EST

Carolyn Davis takes lessons from federal career into new one

Davis retired after 42 years in government. She said she's tried to live by a few basic principles, get the job done, get it done right and get it done on time.

Tags: Carolyn Davis , Jason Miller , Federal Voices , FEMA , workforce , people

Thursday - 12/29/2011, 07:26pm EST
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Feds plan to shell out more money to get to work

Without Congressional action, the public transit benefit that many federal employees use to take the subway, bus or vanpool to work will decrease on Jan. 1 from $230 to $125 per month. Feds said, for the most part, they'll continue to use mass transit even if it costs them more to get to work.

Tags: mass transit benefit , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Congress , Ben Cardin , Barbara Mikulski , Matthew Magazu , Shannon Richardson , FEMA , Caroline Tiplin , Keith Eichenholz , Emily Kopp , telework , pay and benefits

Friday - 12/16/2011, 05:35am EST
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Sunlight reviews open government directive

John Wonderlich of the Sunlight Foundation talks about his organization's review of the Open Government Directive. How well have agencies complied with mandate?

Tags: John Wonderich , Sunlight Foundation , open government , NASA , Department of Transportation , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , government 2.0

Wednesday - 12/14/2011, 12:52pm EST
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