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ICE hires Raytheon to develop new case management system

Under the $40 million deal, ICE wants a modernized system that gives investigators access to more than 100 disparate databases.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DHS , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , Raytheon , Case management system ,

Tuesday - 11/15/2011, 12:55pm EST

VA to reevaluate T4 protester's bid

The Court of Federal Claims rules in VA's favor on five of six counts. But VA must relook at Standard Communications' bid to see if it meets the solicitation's best value criteria.

Tags: industry , contracting , VA , T4 , Standard Communications , bid protest , Multiple award contract , IT services , Cy Alba , Piliero Mazza , IBM , Med Trends

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:23pm EST

Protesters call for EPA to protect whistleblowers

Three former agency employees say they tried to expose wrongdoing and were punished by EPA senior leaders. Several organizations marched to EPA headquarters asking for more support for whistleblowers.

Tags: management , EPA , whistleblower protections , Occupy DC , No Fear Coalition , Steve Kohn , Marsha Coleman-Adebayo , Susan Morris , National Whistleblower Center , Lisa Jackson ,

Friday - 11/11/2011, 05:02am EST
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VA solves project management woes through competency models

The agency puts employees in pools based on their expertise, and then the employees move from project to project based on the needs of that program. VA now is working on 60 percent more projects than under the previous approach.
November 10, 2011(Encore presentation December 22, 2011)

Tags: technology , Stephen Warren , Veterans Administration , project management , PMAS , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 07:02pm EST
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Experts say administration proposal puts FEHB on the ropes

The White House wants to carve out the prescription drug piece and give OPM the ability to negotiate prices through a third party. But experts say this change would cost employees more money and be the first step toward dismantling the entire Federal Employee Health Benefit program.

Tags: James Morrison , Jackie Simon , Joseph Antos , pay and benefits , Walt Francis , American Enterprise Institute , FEHB , OPM , AFGE , supercommittee , prescription drug benefit , USPS

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 05:20am EST
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OPM sets reinvestigations at every 5 years for 'public trust' feds

Agency issued a final rule today implementing the 2009 Executive Order requiring certain employees to be reexamined more often.

Tags: workforce , OPM , security investigations

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 03:57pm EST

Vendors under pressure to better secure IT supply chain

Two senior senators will introduce an amendment to the DoD authorization bill to increase the oversight over the IT supply chain. A preliminary report from GAO finds counterfeit technology parts easily making their way into weapons systems.

Tags: contracting , technology , John McCain , Carl Levin , industry , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , Senate Armed Service Committee , Raytheon , Vivek Kamath , SMT Corp , Semiconductor Industry Association , Tom Sharpe , GAO , Richard Hillman , counterfeit parts , supply chain , Brian Toohey

Wednesday - 11/09/2011, 05:21am EST
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OSTP wants help in making scientific data accessible

Under the America Competes Act, an interagency working group issued a RFI asking for input across 13 areas on how to ensure federally-funded research data is available for the long-term.

Tags: OSTP , America Compete Act , data management , records management , industry ,

Friday - 11/04/2011, 02:25pm EDT

Army to meet renewable energy goals through predictability

The Energy Initiatives Task Force held its first industry day to explain how it wants to get green energy projects built on installations. The Army must receive 25 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. The task force will develop an acquisition strategy and a new multiple-award contract over the next year.

Tags: DoD , Richard Kidd , John Lushetsky , Katherine Hammack , Green government , renewable energy , Army , Army Energy Initiatives Task Force , industry , contracting ,

Friday - 11/04/2011, 05:30am EDT
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OMB's Lew says shutdown unlikely, no decision on longer pay freeze

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said he's optimistic Congress will keep the government running when the CR runs out later this month. But he said the administration is undecided about whether to extend the federal pay freeze. Lew said budget cuts are an opportunity for all agencies to get better.

Tags: management , Jacob Lew , OMB , budget , Congress , spending bills , Politico ,

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 01:56pm EDT
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