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GSA freezes hiring, suspends most SES bonuses

Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said GSA has at least 15 different bonus structures and there are questions about the agency's award rates. He said 85 percent of all SES performance awards are on hold in through 2013. GSA also will not hire new employees until a top-to-bottom review of the agency's organization is completed.

Tags: management , workforce , Dan Tangherlini , GSA , SES , bonuses , pay and benefits , hiring freeze , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 05:29pm EDT
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FedRAMP begins review process of vendors' cybersecurity in the cloud

The program launches initial operating capability today. GSA expects the first set of provisionally approved cloud service providers to be ready in December. In the meantime, agencies are holding vendors accountable for coming very close to FedRAMP standards.

Tags: technology , DHS , GSA , Katie Lewin , Keith Trippie , FedRAMP , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Management of Change , MOC 2012 , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/06/2012, 05:32am EDT
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Virtual desktop key piece to NASA Goddard's future in cloud, mobile

CIO Adrian Gardner said he will pilot the technology this summer. VDI also will help with foreign nationals who need access to some of the space agency's data for collaborative projects. Gardner said the Innovations program is looking other leading-edge software.

Tags: technology , Adrian Gardner , NASA , Goddard Space Flight Center , cloud computing , mobile computing , virtual desktop initiative , Management of Change Conference , MOC 2012 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 05:12am EDT
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Data center proliferation must end, Kundra says

The number of data centers has almost tripled over the past 10 years across government. One estimate is that 80 percent of all these capabilities are underutilized. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says cloud computing is part of the answer to reducing the data center infrastructure.

Tags: contracting , technology , Gary Winkler , Jeff Sorenson , Vivek Kundra , Greg Wilshusen , Diane Watson , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Army , OMB , GSA , GAO , DHS , Executive Leadership Conference , data center , APCs , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 10/28/2009, 06:54am EDT
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