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OPM defends yo-yo effect of pay, benefits proposals

Director John Berry said the proposition in the 2013 budget request to increase pay by 0.5 percent and increase the contributions employees pay to their retirement by 0.4 percent is "responsible" and "protects the benefit." OPM also would have to figure out how best to meet its mission with a flat budget next year. Berry said his top priority is reducing the backlog of retirement claims.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , OPM , John Berry , retirement contribution , pay raise , Congress , White House , Barack Obama , retirement claims processing , budget , rehired annuitants ,

Thursday - 02/16/2012, 05:37am EST
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Federal unions claim sneak attack in unemployment insurance deal

Two federal unions, the American Federation of Government Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union, say lawmakers removed the increase in federal employee contributions from the payroll tax extension, but added it to the unemployment insurance extension, which is part of the overall deal. The unions say if the provision becomes law, feds would see a pay decrease while everyone else would see an increase.

Tags: pay and benefits , benefits , retirement , retirement contribution , workforce , NTEU , AFGE , John Gage , Dave Camp , Harry Reid , Colleen Kelley ,

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 05:55pm EST

Army systems giving clearer picture of force readiness

The Enterprise Management Decision Support pulls data from 18 different databases to help senior leaders understand the state of divisions, brigades or battalions. Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon said the system helped cut down the time it takes to collect this data by 90 percent.
February 16, 2012(Encore presentation April 12, 2012)

Tags: technology , Bobby Saxon , Army , Enterprise Management Decision Support , data management , Force management , Ask the CIO

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:51pm EST
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Senators introduce long-awaited cyber bill

The bill does not include Senate-confirmed White House cyber coordinator position. It does include new requirements under the Clinger-Cohen Act around acquisition. The comprehensive legislation complements several of the administration's 2013 budget proposals.

Tags: technology , acquisition , contracting , cybersecurity , IT , FISMA , Jay Rockefeller , Congress , Senate , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Steven VanRoekel , Clinger-Cohen Act , 2013 budget ,

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:57pm EST

White House doesn't support sequestration, sees it as forcing function

The 2013 budget request reduces half of the agency's discretionary spending. All agencies could face deeper cuts if Congress and the administration don't agree on a plan for deficit reduction in the next 11 months.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , White House , 2013 budget , discretionary spending , sequestration , Gene Sperling

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:34am EST
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Tightening budgets renew OMB's push for IT project oversight

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said he will send SWAT teams to fix problematic technology projects. OMB also will ramp up monthly TechStat sessions. The governmentwide IT budget request drops almost $600 million.

Tags: technology , management , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , 2013 budget request , TechStat , E-Government Fund , project management , IT Dashboard

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:47am EST
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NRC taking financial system to cloud

The agency hired CGI Federal to move its application from the Interior Department to the private cloud.

Tags: technology , NRC , CGI Federal , financial management , cloud computing , Interior , shared services , contracting , industry ,

Friday - 02/10/2012, 12:18pm EST

HRSA's building renovation gives IT push toward improvements

Cathy Flickinger said her biggest challenge is keeping the IT operations going while her bureau's building is upgraded. She has moved mission critical apps and websites to the cloud.
February 9, 2012

Tags: technology , Cathy Flickinger , HHS , Health Resources and Services Administration , cloud computing , telework , identity management , HPSD-12 , shared services , SAIC , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 09:51pm EST
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GSA office working on data-sharing tool

The General Service's Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy is developing a new tool to make information sharing more efficient. Kathleen Turco, OGP's associate administrator, said the project is about half way to completion.

Tags: Kathleen Turco , Office of Governmentwide Policy , GSA , In Depth , Francis Rose , information sharing , DHS , ODNI , OMB

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 09:42pm EST
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DoD fortifying cyber buying strategy

Frank Kendall, DoD's acting acquisition chief, said the first version fell flat due to "interest groups" weakening it. He said Congress required the strategy to detail how the military will buy offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. It's part of a broader effort to fix the Pentagon's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , DoD , acquisition workforce , acquisition policy , industry , Better Buying Power initiative , performance management , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , cybersecurity , CSIS , Frank Kendall

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 07:28am EST
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