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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

McCormack hired as new CIO at Justice

Luke McCormack will move to the department from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate at the Homeland Security Department. He takes over for Van Hitch who retired in July.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , people , Luke McCormack , John Morton , DoJ , DHS , ICE , information sharing , law enforcement IT ,

Friday - 02/03/2012, 12:26pm EST

NIST to fund pilots to improve online transactions

The agency will fund five-to-eight projects between $1.25 million and $2 million for up to two years. The pilot programs will cover NSTIC's four principles to make identity management secure, interoperable, privacy-enhancing and cost effective.

Tags: technology , Jeremy Grant , NIST , identity management , NSTIC , grant funding , cybersecurity ,

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 04:06pm EST

NOAA leans on the lessons of others to move to cloud

The agency moved 25,000 employees to Google apps for email and collaboration in the cloud. CIO Joe Klimavicz said GSA's experience was crucial in making their transition go on time and on budget.

Tags: technology , Joe Klimavicz , NOAA , GSA , Casey Coleman , cloud computing , email as a service , Google Apps , cybersecurity , management , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 08:35pm EST
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Survey: PIOs slowly creating a performance culture

An exclusive Federal News Radio online survey of federal PIOs finds agencies are using performance to improve their missions, but more than half of the Performance Improvement Officers wear multiple hats. Respondents also said they have strong support from their superiors and their agency is committed culturally to improve performance. Shelley Metzenbaum, the Office of Management and Budget's associate director for performance and personnel (pictured) said success in performance improvement across agencies has taken off recently. "This is not just being driven by OMB, but it is really being owned by the agencies," she said.

Tags: management , performance improvement officer , Performance Improvement Council , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , 2011 and Beyond ,

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 05:04pm EST
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OFPP again calls on Congress to cap vendor salary reimbursements

The White House wants to reduce the amount of money agencies pay contractors for executive salaries to $200,000 from $694,000.

Tags: contracting , industry , OMB , OFPP , Lesley Field , Contractor salary reimbursement , Congress ,

Tuesday - 01/31/2012, 11:30am EST

VA improves FOIA process after data breach

Department is calling for better internal communication to ensure records managers are on the same page. VA will offer credit monitoring to more than 2,000 veterans.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Roger Baker , VA , FOIA , management , Ancestry.com

Monday - 01/30/2012, 05:48am EST
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Federal News Countdown: DoD budget, DHS oversight and agency cyber hacks

Jon Desenberg, a senior policy director at The Performance Institute, and Jason Miller, Federal News Radio's executive editor, count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: John Desenberg , The Performance Institute , Federal News Countdown , In Depth , management , Francis Rose

Friday - 01/27/2012, 05:35pm EST
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