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GSA reopens cloud email RFQ

The agency fixes the issues found by GAO after two vendors protested the contract. Vendors must submit new or revised proposals by Dec. 20.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , GSA , Mary Davie , Email-as-a-service , cloud computing , GAO ,

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:08pm EST

GAO highlights 9 critical success factors for IT projects

A new report details how seven technology projects worth $5 billion found success. Auditors found program manager and user engagement is the one every initiative had in common.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , project management , GAO , OMB , 25-point IT reform plan , best practices , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Information Technology Investment Management Act of 2011 ,

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 02:39pm EST
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23 of 24 agencies get financial audit opinions

For the first time in 20 years, audits reviewed and gave an opinion for every civilian agency. Only DoD doesn't have a qualified or clean audit opinion.

Tags: financial management , OMB , Danny Werfel , DoD , NASA , DHS , State , clean audits ,

Monday - 11/21/2011, 03:11pm EST

Push for more suspension, debarments receives mixed reactions

Procurement experts say the increased use of this punishment is the "death penalty" for the vendors. Lawmakers say agencies need penalize bad actors more aggressively.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Dan Gordon , GAO , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , supension and debarment , Bill Shook , Shook-Donan , Joe Hornyak , Holland and Knight ,

Friday - 11/18/2011, 05:20am EST
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Indian Health Service facing data deadline

Acting CIO Howard Hays said the agency is taking advantage of the work VA is doing to update its systems. Indian Health Services borrows heavily from VA's VistA electronic health records system.
November 17, 2011(Encore presentation December 29, 2011)

Tags: technology , Howard Hays , Indian Health Service , health IT , Ask the CIO , Department of Veteran Affairs , DoD , electronic health records , telemedicine , VistA

Friday - 11/18/2011, 12:58am EST
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FDIC, Surface Board rely on communication to take top spots on 'Best Places to Work' list

Top ranked agencies say constant contact with employees is key to success. FDIC moved from the bottom in 2005 to the top this year. Surface Transportation Board takes top spot among small agencies for second year in a row.

Tags: workforce , FDIC , Surface Transportation Board , Daniel Elliott , Martin Gruenberg , Max Stier , Partnership for Pubic Service , Best Places to Work ,

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 05:06am EST
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CFOs, CAOs get 2012 marching orders to cut service contracts

OMB details the 12 product service codes and specific steps agencies must take over the next year to cut 15 percent of their management service contracts next year. Agencies spent $44 billion on these contracts in 2011.

Tags: acquisition , Danny Werfel , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , management service contracts , AcqStat sessions , acquisition policy , contracting , industry ,

Thursday - 11/17/2011, 01:43pm EST

OMB, non-profits urge Senate to keep E-Gov whole

Statement of Administration Policy and letter to Senate recommends keeping the E-Government Fund separate from the Federal Citizen Services Fund. The Sunlight Foundation and OMBWatch also want lawmakers to fully fund the E-Government Fund.

Tags: technology , budget , OMB , E-Government Fund , Sunlight Foundation , OMBWatch , Senate Appropriations Committee , openness , transparency ,

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 02:16pm EST

CHCOs create speed dating for mentors, mentees

The Chief Human Capital Officers Council will hold speed matchmaking sessions each quarter starting in 2012 to pair up mentors and those who are looking for such support. Kathryn Medina, the executive director of the CHCO Council, said the success of the first speed mentoring session earlier this year presented an opportunity to address a long-standing need.

Tags: workforce , CHCO Council , OPM , Kathryn Medina , Commerce , Fred Lang , mentoring , HCMF 2011 , HR University , Pat Tamburrino , DoD

Wednesday - 11/16/2011, 05:35am EST
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GAO pokes holes in OMB's acquisition savings claims

A new report finds agency data is dubious and lacks reliability. OFPP disagrees with GAO's findings.

Tags: OFPP , Dan Gordon , GAO , acquisition , contracting , high risk contracts , Campaign to Cut Waste ,

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 06:32pm EST
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