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Lawmakers laying odds against sequester taking place

Sens. Mark Warner and Bob Corker and Rep. Chris Van Hollen all believe there is at better than a 50 percent chance Congress and the White House will agree on a budget reduction plan before Jan. 1. But federal pay and benefits, and contract spending remain on the table to be part of the cuts.

Tags: management , Congress , Mark Warner , Chris Van Hollen , Bob Corker , Bloomberg Government , Deloitte , fiscal cliff , budget , sequestration ,

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 05:55am EST
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VA CIO Baker to resign

Roger Baker, VA's assistant secretary in the Office of Information and Technology, helped improve the agency's management of IT projects, implement mobile devices and continued to address cybersecurity.

Tags: Roger Baker , VA , people ,

Friday - 02/15/2013, 03:53pm EST

IRS program, interagency contracting finally removed from High-Risk list

A total of 30 programs, once again, are considered troubled, including two new areas. But, the Government Accountability Office removed the IRS' Business Systems Modernization program after 18 years on the list, and interagency contracting after 8 years.

Tags: management , GAO , High-Risk List , IRS , Business Systems Modernization , OFPP , GSA , Interagency contracting , NOAA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Gene Dodaro , DoD ,

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 10:04am EST

Employee unions march on Capitol Hill to stop sequestration

AFGE, AFSCME rally against the potential cuts from sequestration as part of their week-long legislative conference. Union members are meeting with lawmakers to ensure they understand the broader impact cuts due to sequestration would have on the nation and the economy.

Tags: workforce , management , sequestration , J.David Cox , AFGE , Pam Baca , SSA , Paul Ferris , William Beumont Army Medical Center , Trent Behow , USDA , Chris Van Hollen , Donna Brockington , OPM ,

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 10:26am EST
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New data analytics tool gives Postal Service IG head start on cases

Bryan Jones, the director of the Counter Measures and Performance Evaluation (CAPE) team in the U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General, said the development of a dashboard to help investigators visualize data more easily helped overcome initial resistance to these kinds of tools.
February 14, 2013

Tags: Ask the CIO , data analysis , USPS , USPSOIG , performance evaluation , Technology , big data , Bryan Jones

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 10:17pm EST
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Navy reducing IT spending ahead of schedule

The Department of the Navy is finding real dollar savings by moving to enterprise software licenses, managing mobile devices and services better and reducing the number of printers and the amount printed. Terry Halvorsen, the DoN CIO, said they are on track to meet the goal of cutting 25 percent of their IT budget in five years.
January 17, 2013

Tags: Technology , Defense , DoD , Navy , Terry Halvorsen , cloud computing , mobile computing , budget , enterprise software licenses , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 05:21am EST
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DHS, NIST lynchpins helping cyber order succeed

The newly issued Executive Order gives NIST, DHS several goals and corresponding deadlines over the next year. NIST will work with industry to create a cybersecurity framework. DHS is expanding the information sharing program so industry can receive classified and unclassified cyber threat data more easily and more quickly.

Tags: Technology , NIST , Patrick Gallagher , DHS , Bruce McConnell , Jane Holl Lute , Michael Daniel , White House , Cybersecurity , Information sharing , Verizon , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Craig Silliman ,

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 06:24am EST
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OMB delaying budget passback guidance, creating uncertainty

The White House typically gives agencies both funding and policy updates for the upcoming budget request by Thanksgiving. This year OMB decided to hold off on passback guidance because of the current fiscal negotiations with Congress. Several senior agency officials said this lag will compress the timeline to respond to the information and require them to prepare for something that may never happen.

Tags: management , budget , Technology , OMB , Jim Capretta , Ethics and Public Policy Center , Dan Tangherlini , GSA , sequestration ,

Thursday - 12/20/2012, 05:37am EST
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Sequester delayed for two months; pay freeze extension still possible

Rep. Michael Fitzpatrick introduced a bill to extend the pay freeze for federal workers for all of fiscal 2013. The Senate still must pass the bill.

Tags: budget , sequestration , Barack Obama , John Boehner , Steny Hoyer , AFGE , David Cox , Michael Fitzpatrick , pay and benefits , pay freeze ,

Wednesday - 01/02/2013, 05:24am EST

White House issues cyber order, giving NIST, DHS lead roles

Senior administration officials say the Executive Order is not a replacement for comprehensive cybersecurity legislation, but the start of a new conversation for how best to protect the nation's critical infrastructure. NIST released an RFI Tuesday as part of its effort to create a voluntary, flexible framework. And DHS will expand the number of companies the government shares classified and unclassified cyber threat information with through the Defense Industrial Base pilot.

Tags: Cybersecurity , executive order , Barack Obama , Technology , industry , White House , DHS , NIST , Information sharing

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 12:00am EST
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