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GSA declares end to cube farms, unveils new approach to office space

DHS, HHS, Interior and USDA all are on board to try out the Total Workplace initiative that focuses on open spaces, hotelling and mobile employees. GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said a new approach to office space will save money and improve how agencies meet their missions.

Tags: management , workforce , GSA , DHS , Dan Tangherlini , Jeff Orner , HHS , USDA , total workplace , real property , telework , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/20/2013, 05:44am EDT
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Interior CIO Mazer to retire

Bernie Mazer becomes the eighth senior IT executive to leave federal service or move to a new role in the last six months. Mazer helped transform the way Interior manages and oversees technology.

Tags: people , Bernie Mazer , Sylvia Burns , Andrew Jackson , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/28/2014, 02:45pm EDT
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More agencies turn to targeted buyouts, early retirements

While the latest rounds of buyouts and early retirements span agencies as diverse as the Naval Sea Systems Command and the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management, one thing many of them have in common is the targeted nature of the offers. In many instances, agencies are targeting offers to employees in specific job areas or agency locations.

Tags: workforce , buyouts , early retirement , NAVSEA , USGS , BLM , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 05:07pm EST

Interior shifts CIO, IT consolidation initiatives into a new gear

Bernie Mazer, the Interior Department's chief information officer, said among his top priorities are data center consolidation, cloud hosting, cybersecurity and strategic sourcing. He said the goal is to let the bureau level IT executives focus on mission and not worry about commodity IT.
December 12, 2013

Tags: Bernie Mazer , technology , cloud computing , management , data center consolidation , strategic sourcing , cybersecurity , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 12:26pm EST

CIO Council reorganizes, seeks more active role

The council is restructuring to match the Obama administration's technology priorities for innovation, governance and cybersecurity. It will now operate with three main committees instead of five.

Tags: technology , CIO Council , Bernie Mazer , Terry Halvorsen , Navy , cloud computing , Virtualization , zero client , hosted virtual desktop , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , Brocade , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/07/2013, 07:07am EDT

Interior wins protest of huge cloud contract

The Court of Federal Claims ruled against CenturyLink in its protest of the Interior's Cloud Foundation contract. This was CenturyLink's third unsuccessful protest of the multiple award contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , CenturyLink , bid protest , cloud computing , GAO , Court of Federal Claims , Unisys , Jason Miller

Monday - 08/05/2013, 06:09pm EDT

5 percent of federal workforce to be furloughed Friday

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Internal Revenue Service, Office of Management and Budget and the Environmental Protection Agency will all shut down Friday because of widespread employee furloughs giving feds a four-day holiday weekend. The Labor and Interior Departments also are telling employees to stay home.

Tags: workforce , furloughs , sequestration , IRS , OMB , HUD , EPA , Labor , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 05:40pm EDT

GAO, OMB spar over whether to measure data center cost savings

Government auditors told House Oversight and Government Affairs members that saving money from closing more than 1,000 data centers needs to be metric. OMB said optimization of core data centers is a more important measure than straight cost savings.

Tags: technology , data center consolidation , OMB , GAO , David Powner , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Bernie Mazer , GSA , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 06:01am EDT
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