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Interior email contract saga ends with Onix, Google winning

The agency announced it awarded Onix, the company which protested the 2010 contract, a $35 million deal to provide email-as-a-service to 92,000 employees. Under the terms of the deal, Onix must fully migrate Interior employees to the cloud by December.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Onix , Google , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Softchoice , Microsoft , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:48pm EDT

Performance improvement has 'turned the corner' in government

Shelley Metzenbaum said agencies are doing a better job in setting outcome-based goals and using data to measure their progress. OPM is finalizing guidance and training to use the competence models for performance improvement positions. Treasury and DHS are setting their own path to using data to meet their mission goals.

Tags: management , OMB , Shelley Metzenbaum , OPM , Andrea Bright , Richard Beck , Treasury , Kevin Donahue , DHS , Amy Culbertson , performance management , GPRA Modernization Act , performance improvement officer , Performance Improvement Council , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 05:55am EDT
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U.S. reaches historic agreements with 41 Indian tribes

The Justice Department has reached a $1 billion settlement with 41 American Indian tribes that had brought 72 separate lawsuits against the U.S. government. Some of the disputes are more than a century old.

Tags: Justice , Tony West , American Indian , lawsuit ,

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 10:47am EDT
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Senator blocks Interior's Salazar from receiving pay bump

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar was on track for pay raise that would have brought his salary on par with other Cabinet secretaries, until Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) gave him a quota. Until Salazar each month approved six new deep-water permits to allow exploratory oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, Vitter would block the raise.

Tags: Ken Salazar , David Vitter , Barbara Boxer , Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington , Senate , Congress

Saturday - 03/31/2012, 07:05pm EDT

OMB launches PortfolioStat to reduce commodity IT spending

Agencies have to meet a series of milestones starting in June to eventually migrate two commodity IT functions to shared services or strategic sourcing contracts. VA, GSA, Interior and Patent and Trademark Office have tested the concept of managing by portfolios as well as vendor management organizations.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , Roger Baker , VA , GSA , Casey Coleman , David Kappos , Patent and Trademark Office , David Hayes , PortfolioStat , TechStat , vendor management organizations , IT efficiencies , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:22am EDT
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Obama administration two-sided on openness, expert says

Angela Canterbury, director of Public Policy at the Project on Government Oversight, said the Obama administration's efforts at transparency and openness have garnered mixed results.

Tags: Angela Canterbury , POGO , oversight , open government , Accountability and Transparency Board , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 03/13/2012, 12:17pm EDT
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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 , HHS , management support contracts , high-risk contracts , Jason Miller

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

NRC taking financial system to cloud

The agency hired CGI Federal to move its application from the Interior Department to the private cloud.

Tags: technology , NRC , CGI Federal , financial management , cloud computing , shared services , contracting , industry , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:18pm EST

Interior trying again to move email, collaboration to cloud

The department released a new RFP asking for a host of services. Interior made an award in 2010 to a Microsoft provider only to see a Google provider protest and eventually force the agency to pull back the contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Google , Microsoft , Onix , Softchoice , industry , Andrew Jackson , Bernie Mazer , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 06:01am EST

Will Interior's new mobile portal pave the way for other agencies?

With the launch of a new portal this week, Interior Department employees can now use their own mobile devices to log on to the agency's network. Mark Forman, the first E-gov administrator at the Office of Management and Budget and the co-founder of Government Transaction Services, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss what Interior's new policy could mean for other agencies.

Tags: mobile , technology , Mark Forman , In Depth , Francis Rose ,

Friday - 02/03/2012, 06:28pm EST
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