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OMB tells agencies to measure cumulative effects of regs

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator Cass Sunstein sent two memos to agencies telling them to take specific steps to improve and reduce duplication in new and existing rules.

Tags: OMB , OIRA , management , OMBWatch , Katherine McFate , Coalition for Sensible Safeguards , regulations , Unified Agenda , Cass Sunstein

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 05:33pm EDT

USPS supporter in Senate criticizes postmaster general

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a staunch USPS supporter, takes Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to task for pursuing a plan to close thousands of postal facilities in order to save $7.1 billion annually.

Tags: USPS , Postal Service , Susan Collins , Patrick Donahoe , Senate , Congress , Joe Lieberman , Tom Carper

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 07:27am EDT
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OMB crowdsourcing improvements to Section 508

The administration released a set of high-level concepts from listening sessions conducted in 2011 and is asking for input from the agencies, contractors and the public. Interested parties can comment on 14 suggestions to improve how people with disabilities access government information.

Tags: workforce , Kareem Dale , Steven VanRoekel , Lesley Field , OMB , OFPP , Section 508 , technology , Gov 2.0 ,

Monday - 03/19/2012, 06:17pm EDT

Navy seeks one more round of comments before releasing NGEN RFP

The service released a second draft solicitation for the Next Generation Enterprise Network. Industry has until March 30 to comment.

Tags: technology , DoD , Navy , NGEN , Shawn Hendricks , contracting , industry , NMCI , Federal Drive , DoD Update

Friday - 03/16/2012, 07:12pm EDT

GSA names new lead of Integrations GWAC

Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner Steve Kempf is bringing in Jim Ghiloni to run the new professional services contract.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , Jim Ghiloni , Steve Kempf , John Johnson , Deep Water Point , Integrations , GWAC , Charlie Self , TechAmerica ,

Friday - 03/16/2012, 04:24pm EDT

OMB's pause of financial systems had little effect on cost, schedule

GAO reviewed the administration's implementation of the July 2010 memo calling for a government-wide review of financial management projects. Auditors found about half of the projects said there was no change in cost and three-quarters said their schedule remained the same.

Tags: financial management , GAO , OMB , Tom Carper , Scott Brown , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , financial management systems , CFO Council , A-127 , In Depth , Francis Rose , Naba Barkakati

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:08pm EDT
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NNSA IT transformation taking 3-step approach

Agency CIO Robert Osborn is improving the network and cybersecurity. He said the cloud of clouds approach gives the National Nuclear Security Administration the security and flexibility they need to meet their mission.
March 15, 2012

Tags: technology , Robert Osborn , NNSA , DoE , Mike Locatis , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 08:55pm EDT
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Platform as a Service - it's not just important to developers

January 24th, 2011

Platform as a Service may seem like something that only the most technically oriented IT professional may care about, but it has huge implications for Federal agencies' ability to reduce costs, to leverage modern technology to support their missions, keep employees productive and to truly leverage the capabilities of cloud computing.

Tags: VMware , technology , Federal IT Challenge , Doug Bourgeois

Monday - 01/23/2012, 01:14pm EST
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Unlock Big Data for the Cloud

March 13th, 2012 at 2PM

The advent of Big Data is creating a challenge for Federal agencies that are pursuing cloud computing and mobility initiatives. If data is locked up in brittle and/or underperforming resources, agencies can't realize the productivity gains promised by cloud computing and post-PC era technologies. Listen to learn more on how your agency can manage the rapid growth of data and derive greater value from that data.

Tags: VMware , technology , Federal IT Challenge , Doug Bourgeois

Monday - 03/12/2012, 12:31pm EDT
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Navy targets 15 large software vendors for enterprise deals

The service's CIO Terry Halvorsen said the goal is to bring together the purchasing power of the Navy and the Marines Corps to obtain lower prices. He said the Department of the Navy expects to save $100 million over five years. Navy senior officials from technology, acquisition and finance make the use of these enterprisewide contracts mandatory.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Navy , Marine Corps , Terry Halvorsen , GSA , enterprise licenses agreements , SmartBUY , Microsoft , IT efficiencies , budget ,

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:19am EDT
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