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Senators introduce long-awaited cyber bill

The bill does not include Senate-confirmed White House cyber coordinator position. It does include new requirements under the Clinger-Cohen Act around acquisition. The comprehensive legislation complements several of the administration's 2013 budget proposals.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , IT , FISMA , Jay Rockefeller , Congress , Senate , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Steven VanRoekel , Clinger-Cohen Act , 2013 budget ,

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:57pm EST

White House doesn't support sequestration, sees it as forcing function

The 2013 budget request reduces half of the agency's discretionary spending. All agencies could face deeper cuts if Congress and the administration don't agree on a plan for deficit reduction in the next 11 months.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , White House , 2013 budget , discretionary spending , sequestration , Gene Sperling

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:34am EST
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Tightening budgets renew OMB's push for IT project oversight

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said he will send SWAT teams to fix problematic technology projects. OMB also will ramp up monthly TechStat sessions. The governmentwide IT budget request drops almost $600 million.

Tags: technology , management , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , 2013 budget request , TechStat , E-Government Fund , project management , IT Dashboard

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:47am EST
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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 , Interior , shared services , contracting , industry ,

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:18pm 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 , HHS , Health Resources and Services Administration , cloud computing , telework , identity management , HPSD-12 , shared services , SAIC , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 09:51pm EST
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GSA office working on data-sharing tool

The General Service's Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy is developing a new tool to make information sharing more efficient. Kathleen Turco, OGP's associate administrator, said the project is about half way to completion.

Tags: Kathleen Turco , Office of Governmentwide Policy , GSA , In Depth , Francis Rose , information sharing , DHS , ODNI , OMB

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 09:42pm EST
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DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , industry , Better Buying Power initiative , performance management , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , cybersecurity , CSIS , Frank Kendall

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST

FedRAMP eases vendors' path to offer secure cloud services

Under the new concept of operations, the interagency board now is letting vendors submit their cloud services for approval without first having to have a contract. The document details three major areas of how the FedRAMP process will work. The program management office will release two other major documents in the coming months to further detail the cloud security process.

Tags: technology , FedRAMP , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Kathy Conrad , Matt Goodrich , GSA , TechAmerica , third-party assessments ,

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:15am EST
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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 , Interior , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Google , Microsoft , Onix , Softchoice , industry , Andrew Jackson , Bernie Mazer ,

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

Air Force acquisition chief Van Buren to retire

David Van Buren announced Friday he is leaving his position as the service acquisition chief after almost three years. He will return to the private sector.

Tags: acquisition , people , David Van Buren , Air Force , acquisition policy ,

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 12:23pm EST
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