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GAO: Interior's challenges include resource protection, backlog

The Government Accountability Office has released a list of seven major management challenges at Interior. The challenges range from land acquisition to information security.

Tags: Anu Mittal , GAO , management , accountability , High Risk list , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 03:52pm EST
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DoD's footprint reduced on GAO High Risk List

The government watchdog agency highlights 30 areas that are at-risk of major problems or failure. Auditors added Interior's handling of gas and oil resources, but several on-going challenges saw the scope of oversight shrink because of progress agencies have made.

Tags: management , GAO , DoD , Census , Minerals Management Service , High-Risk List , personnel security clearances , Supply chain management , weaspons systems acquisition , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:05pm EST

Deloitte: iPad to transform federal workplace

Deloitte's Eric Openshaw explains how the tablet technology is becoming more than just a toy.

Tags: Eric Openshaw , Deloitte , technology , iPad , efficiency , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 02:05pm EST
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Cloud, cloud, everywhere there’s cloud

Wow. So much news about cloud, so little time. Good thing we have this blog, right? Federal News Radio was busy covering news about cloud computing this week. We’ve gathered all of those stories here for easy access. Army weeks away from enterprise e-mail rollout The Army will begin migrating employees to its new cloud-based [...]

Tags: Army , cloud computing , cloud-first policy , email as a service , Google , Microsoft , USDA

Sunday - 01/30/2011, 04:45pm EST

Downsizing, Relocations, Benefit Reductions Up Next?

If you want a preview of coming attractions in your own agency, check out what is happening in the giant US Postal Service. It is looking at a major cutback of administrative personnel, consolidating post offices and relocating employees, not to mention possible pay and benefit changes. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says you could be next.

Tags: pay and benefits , Mike Causey , USPS , pay rates , pension , downsizing , GSA , Commerce , SSA , High-3

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 04:00am EST

Google wins stay of Interior award to Microsoft for cloud

The Court of Federal Claims rules that Interior violated law and federal regulations in awarding a sole source contract to Microsoft for e-mail and collaboration services in the cloud. This the latest episode in an ongoing battle between the two software giants to provide cloud services to agencies.

Tags: contracting , industry , technology , Bernie Mazer , Susan Braden , Rhea Suh , GSA , USDA , Court of Federal Claims , GAO , Google , Microsoft , cloud computing , e-mail-as-a-service , bid protest , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:09am EST

2010 and Beyond: Cloud computing to be 'game-changer'

Former deputy CIO of Interior and VA Ed Meagher said his top story of the year is cloud computing.

Tags: Ed Meagher , VA , CSC , technology , cloud computing , CIO , 2010 and Beyond , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 03:31pm EST
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Interior CIO gets more authority over IT systems

Interior CIO Bernie Mazer tells Jason Miller about the new expanded role of the CIO.

Tags: Bernie Mazer , Ken Salazar , IT , CIO , technology , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 03:51pm EST
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OMB course corrects 16 IT projects

The administration said its review of 16 of the 26 high-risk technology programs led to one termination, eight programs are scaled back and seven projects have accelerated delivery timetables. OMB said agencies saved or avoided spending $1.3 billion over the life of these 16 projects.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra , OMB , DHS , USDA , NARA , high-risk projects , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:41am EST
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Ocean scientists' work must pass PR office

PEER claims a new directive for the agency that replaced MMS is diminishing scientific integrity by screening employees' findings.

Tags: BOEMRE , PEER , Transparency , scientific discovery , Jeff Ruch , Michael Bromwich , Ken Salazar , Melissa Schwartz , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 02:15pm EST
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