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Senate cyber bill is 'dead'

The upper chamber fails to move cyber bill out of starting blocks by receiving 60 votes to end cloture. Lawmakers couldn't get past their concerns over the requirement for regulations and DHS' oversight role.

Tags: technology , Congress , Harry Reid , Joseph Lieberman , Charles Grassley , cybersecurity , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Susan Collins , Tom Carper ,

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 05:55am EST
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Locality pay, official time reports likely to rekindle federal pay debate

The Federal Salary Council will submit to the Federal Pay Agent in the coming weeks a recommendation to increase the number of localities that get special pay rates. OPM also will release the annual report on how much time federal employees spend on union activities during working hours. CHCO Council will also consider certification process for HR employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , OPM , Angela Bailey , John Berry , Chief Human Capital Officers Council , Federal Salary Council , locality pay , official time survey , Senior Executive Service , HR University , HR certification , Pam Malam , Interior , USAJobs.gov , Presidential Management Fellows Program ,

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 05:27am EST
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For DoD, better buying demands high quality acquisition workers

The Pentagon releases Better Buying Power 2.0 with a new focus on professionalizing the procurement workforce. The updated program includes seven major focus areas with 36 initiatives. Ashton Carter, the deputy secretary of Defense, said version 2.0 takes the lessons learned and data from the last two years to further improve efficiency and cost savings of DoD procurement.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , DoD , Frank Kendall , Better Buying Power , acquisition workforce , training ,

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 05:36am EST
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OPM updates language announcing office closings

The Office of Personnel Management is changing how it refers to the operating status of the government. Now when federal offices are closed due to weather or other emergencies, OPM will use the terminology, "Federal offices are closed. Federal employees required to work should follow their agency's policies."

Tags: OPM , operating status , workforce , CHCO Council , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 11/13/2012, 12:40pm EST
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Deputy FAS Commissioner Jordan retires

Jon Jordan, the deputy commissioner in the General Services Administration's Federal Acquisition Service, retired Nov. 3. Bill Sisk has been named to replace Jordan on an interim basis.

Tags: GSA , Mary Davie , Jon Jordan , Bill Sisk , FAS , exclusive

Monday - 11/05/2012, 03:12pm EST

GSA, Treasury try to breathe new life into SmartBUY

A new request for information asks vendors at answer 10 questions about improving the strategic sourcing of commodity software titles. This is at least the fourth attempt to get more agencies using the enterprise software licensing initiative.

Tags: acquisition , technology , industry , GSA , Treasury , strategic sourcing , Commodity IT , SmartBUY ,

Monday - 11/12/2012, 03:52pm EST

IRS reaches 'world class' stature for technology, management processes

The tax agency earned level 3 certifications for the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Terry Milholland, the IRS CTO, said the standard approach to developing IT systems will increase productivity and capacity, while also bringing in much needed discipline.

Tags: technology , management , Terry Milholland , IRS , Business Systems Modernization , ITIL , CMMI , standards ,

Friday - 11/09/2012, 05:25am EST
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Kirit Amin heads to Commerce as deputy CIO

Amin spent the last eight months as HUD's chief technology officer.

Tags: exclusive , technology , people , Kirit Amin , Commerce , HUD ,

Friday - 11/09/2012, 11:49am EST

New standards to tame how the Air Force develops IT systems

Lt. Gen. Michael Basla, the Air Force CIO, said the three baselines will be delivered to the acquirers in the functional areas who operate the systems. They will use them to understand the IT environment in which their capabilities will exist.(Encore presentation November 8, 2012)

Tags: Michael Basla , Air Force , Ask the CIO , technology , AFNet migration , budget , cloud computing

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 03:49pm EDT
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USDA laying the groundwork for BYOD

Deputy CIO Charles McClam said the Department of Agriculture is developing a policy and has awarded a mobile device management contract to figure out how best to let employees use their own smartphones and tablet devices on the agency's computer network. NASA Goddard also is creating a BYOD policy that depends on its virtual desktop infrastructure.

Tags: technology , Charles McClam , USDA , Adrian Gardner , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center , mobile computing , Bring your own device , Symantec Government Symposium ,

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 05:48am EST
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