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Senate committee approves OFPP nominee, four other bills

The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee moves the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations, the Keeping Politics Out of Federal Contracting and two other pieces of legislation to the floor for a full vote.

Tags: management , acquisition , workforce , Joe Jordan , Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , domestic partner benefits , Hatch Act , political contributions , Jon Tester

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 04:43pm EDT

GSA Expo turns into a smaller, toned down affair

The Public Buildings Service Western Regions conference scandal is reverberating across government. A new Federal News Radio online survey found other agencies are feeling the effects of GSA's problems. More than half of all respondents said their agency canceled conferences or meetings.

Tags: management , acquisition , training , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Shakeup at GSA , Larry Allen , Allen Federal Business Partners , industry , conferences , budget , exclusive

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 05:18am EDT
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FedRAMP names organizations to review vendors' cloud cybersecurity

Vendors wanting to provide cloud services to the government must first receive support from these nine organizations that they are meeting the cloud computing security controls.

Tags: technology , industry , cloud computing , FedRAMP , GSA , DHS , DoD , third-party assessment organizations ,

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:22am EDT

NASA kicks off SEWP V planning

The space agency will reach $10 billion in sales in 2012 under the SEWP IV governmentwide acquisition contract. Joanne Woytek said there is a lot of industry interest in the next iteration of the contract.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , Joanne Woytek , NASA , SEWP , GWAC ,

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:05am EDT
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GSA hires IBM to run the smart building initiative

Under the one-year contract, Big Blue will develop a system to collect data for the Public Building Service to analyze to find areas to become more energy efficient.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , IBM , green government , smart buildings , Dan Tangherlini , Linda Chero

Monday - 05/14/2012, 06:43pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: IG vacancies, mythbusting, DoD budget

Jeff Koch, associate partner at IBM and former portfolio manager in the E-Gov office at the Office of Management and Budget, and Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Jeff Koch ,

Friday - 05/11/2012, 05:46pm EDT

Engraving and Printing ready to build on ERP success

The BEN Enterprise brings together the Treasury Department bureau's data about finances, procurement and printing. Now Peter Johnson, BEP's chief information officer, wants to add business and analytics tools.
May 10, 2012

Tags: technology , Peter Johnson , Bureau of Printing and Engraving , ERP , cloud computing , agile contracting , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 10:07pm EDT
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GSA clarifies conference policy but industry concerns persist

A memo from acting administrator Dan Tangherlini details the steps agency employees must go through to receive approval for conferences and other travel. In wake of GSA Western Regions conference, other agencies also are reconsidering hosting conferences.

Tags: management , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Shakeup at GSA , conferences ,

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 01:32pm EDT

McCain again makes his case to increase DoD's cyber role

The Arizona senator sent the third in a series of letters to Gen. Keith Alexander trying to explain why DoD, not DHS, should be in charge of defending critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. He said the administration's approach would create another layer of bureaucracy and slow down responses to threats.

Tags: technology , John McCain , Keith Alexander , cybersecurity , information sharing , DoD , Congress , Cybersecurity Update

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:56am EDT

Jordan makes his case for being next OFPP administrator

Joe Jordan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee he would focus on three priorities if confirmed. He also backed away somewhat from the administration's stance on a cap on executive compensation. Jordan received support from the committee, and a vote on his nomination could come as early as next week.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , Congress , management , Joe Jordan , OFPP , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Dan Gordon ,

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 06:00pm EDT
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