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Interior email contract saga ends with Onix, Google winning

The agency announced it awarded Onix, the company which protested the 2010 contract, a $35 million deal to provide email-as-a-service to 92,000 employees. Under the terms of the deal, Onix must fully migrate Interior employees to the cloud by December.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Onix , Google , Interior , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , Softchoice , Microsoft ,

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:48pm EDT

SESers recognized for leadership, results with Presidential Rank Awards

The White House honored 54 Senior Executive Service members for their work in 2011. Combined, the honorees saved or helped the government avoid spending $36 billion.

Tags: workforce , Senior Executive Service , management , Senior Executives Association , Karen Mills , SBA , Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards ,

Friday - 04/27/2012, 10:25am EDT

GSA PBS awards $150M IT deal to six vendors

The General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service is combining two contracts into a new BPA for IT and Web development services.

Tags: technology , contracting , acquisition , industry , GSA , Public Buildings Service , IT services ,

Friday - 04/27/2012, 05:41pm EDT

White House team tackles identity management in the cloud

A working group is developing common requirements for a federated cloud identity management shared service. NIH already showed how this could be done with its iTrust tools. The tiger team is expected to issue the common standards in the next few months.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Jeremy Grant , White House , NIST , NIH , identity management , NSTIC , third-party credentials , FICAM ,

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 06:05am EDT
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Performance improvement has 'turned the corner' in government

Shelley Metzenbaum said agencies are doing a better job in setting outcome-based goals and using data to measure their progress. OPM is finalizing guidance and training to use the competence models for performance improvement positions. Treasury and DHS are setting their own path to using data to meet their mission goals.

Tags: management , OMB , Shelley Metzenbaum , OPM , Andrea Bright , Richard Beck , Interior , Treasury , Kevin Donahue , DHS , Amy Culbertson , performance management , GPRA Modernization Act , performance improvement officer , Performance Improvement Council ,

Wednesday - 04/25/2012, 05:55am EDT
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Exclusive: State's Toler joins DHS to run network resilience office

Danny Toler becomes the second State Department official to go to the Homeland Security Department's Office of Cybersecurity and Communications since January. He also is the second high ranking official to join DHS in the last week.

Tags: DHS , State , NPPD , technology , people , Danny Toler , cybersecurity , Mike Locatis , John Streufert , Bobbie Stempfley ,

Tuesday - 04/24/2012, 07:54pm EDT

White House wants tighter rules for cyber information sharing

The administration has tried to get in front of the debate over the information sharing aspects of one of the cybersecurity bills up for debate in the House Thursday. Democratic lawmakers and industry groups expressed concern over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) arguing its provisions on what information is to be shared and with whom are too broad.

Tags: technology , White House , Mike Rogers , Dutch Ruppersberger , cybersecurity , information sharing , Critical infrastructure protection , Congress , House , Senate , Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act ,

Monday - 04/23/2012, 08:24pm EDT

House to add small business flavor to DoD authorization bill

The committee will focus on making it easier for small firms to do business with the Pentagon. The military missed three of five small business goals in 2010. The Panel on Business Challenges in the Defense Industry made several recommendations to improve the success of small firms that want to do business with DoD.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , DoD , Bill Shuster , House Armed Services Committee , Small business contracting , Defense Authorization Bill , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/23/2012, 05:46am EDT
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The silver lining in the GSA scandal

Experts say all the focus on Capitol Hill and within agencies will lead to better management and give more respect to whistleblowers. Carolyn Lerner, the head of the Office of Special Counsel, said the attention on the misdeeds of the Public Buildings Service would bolster the need for stronger ethics and integrity.

Tags: management , GSA , OSC , Carolyn Lerner , Scott Amey , Project on Government Oversight , Tom Schatz , Citizens Against Government Waste , oversight , whistleblower protection , Shakeup at GSA

Friday - 04/20/2012, 05:47am EDT
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GSA cancels one of Oracle's IT schedule contracts

The software company received more than $357 million in sales from its schedule contract in 2011.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , Oracle

Thursday - 04/19/2012, 06:28pm EDT
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