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OMB launches cloud storefront, Apps.gov

The Web site's goal is to make it easier for agencies to obtain cloud computing services. The administration also wants to change policy and budget to meet new approach to technology.

Tags: apps , apps.gov , OMB , Technology , Cloud computing ,

Tuesday - 09/15/2009, 03:31pm EDT
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Agencies making inroads with workforce, succession planning

IRS, DoD and Interior all are pursuing an assortment of initiatives to prepare for personnel reductions. DoD will release an updated workforce strategic plan by 2015. The IRS is using an online assessment tool to measure how ready employees are to move into leadership positions. Interior is getting managers to understand their important role in workforce planning.

Tags: Workforce , DoD , Paige Hinkle Bowles , IRS , David Krieg , Interior Department , Pam Malam , succession planning , HCMF conference , Chief Human Capital Officer ,

Friday - 11/30/2012, 05:44am EST
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New contracts set EPA's roadmap toward IT centralization

Malcolm Jackson, the agency's CIO, said two new contracts for IT hardware and email will begin to transform the way EPA buys and uses technology.
November 29, 2012

Tags: Technology , Malcolm Jackson , EPA , Cloud computing , strategic sourcing , Shared services , Interior Department , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 06:37pm EST
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House Republicans deride VA for non-answers on conference spending

The Veterans' Affairs Committee is turning up its oversight heat after Veterans Affairs officials "stonewalled" their questions. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) said there are 66 outstanding questions on conference spending that the committee has been waiting for answers from VA since August. VA pushed back saying it has responded as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Tags: management , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jeff Miller , W. Scott Gould , Phillipa Anderson , conference spending , fraud, waste and abuse , Congress , Oversight ,

Thursday - 11/29/2012, 05:26am EST
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OPM's new closure policies aim to clear up confusion

The Office of Personnel Management wants to ensure the confusion over the status of federal offices during Hurricane Sandy is not repeated for future natural or man-made events. OPM officially released the new language Tuesday and updated its dismissal and closure procedures by incorporating the lessons learned from last month's superstorm and last January's ice storm. The language tries to simplify and clarify what federal employees should during natural or man-made disasters. OPM also wants agencies to refocus their efforts on telework so as many employees are able to work during an emergency as possible.

Tags: OPM , Workforce , weather dismissal , closure policy , telework

Tuesday - 11/27/2012, 04:51pm EST
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Army awards $10B contract to speed up communications technology deployment

Twenty large and small vendors won a spot on the five-year Global Tactical Advanced Communications Systems contract.

Tags: contracting , Acquisition , Technology , Communications Global Tactical Advanced Communiations System ,

Monday - 11/26/2012, 02:26pm EST

Rewrite of cyber circular aims to 'break some china'

A group of experts released a white paper recommending changes to OMB Circular A-130. The suggestions center on continuous monitoring, the role of DHS in overseeing FISMA and the definitions of a major IT system and a national security system.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , OMB , Circular A-130 , continuous monitoring , national security systems , Karen Evans , Dan Chenok , Frank Reeder , Jim Lewis , CSIS ,

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 03:55pm EDT
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NIST's Leaf to become Labor deputy CIO

Dawn Leaf takes over for Tom Wiesner who retired in June.

Tags: Technology , people , Labor , Dawn Leaf ,

Friday - 11/16/2012, 02:24pm EST

Beef jerky, reality shows, beer: Coburn tells DoD to cut it all out

A new report, called the Department of Everything, says DoD spending over the next 10 years will total almost $68 billion on non- military goods and services. Some recent examples include a smartphone app to help military members manage their caffeine intake and the sponsorship of a workshop by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency called the 100 Year Starship project, which included a session called, "Did Jesus die for Klingons too?"

Tags: management , Congress , Tom Coburn , DoD , budget , waste, fraud and abuse , Nora Bensahel , Center for New American Security , Elizabeth Robbins ,

Friday - 11/16/2012, 05:33am EST
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McConnell breathes life back into Senate cyber bill

The Republican leader said today on the Senate floor that after the debates over the DoD and Intelligence authorization bills, lawmakers could address concerns about the Cybersecurity Act of 2012.

Tags: Technology , Congress , Mitch McConnell , Cybersecurity , Heritage Foundation , David Inserra , John McCain , Joseph Lieberman ,

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 08:12pm EST
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