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OFPP keeping a close eye on struggling acquisition system consolidation

GSA's System for Award Management is finding its footing after a rough start. OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan said he's watching the systems' progress carefully.

Tags: Acquisition , Acquisition policy , OFPP , GSA , DoD , Joe Jordan , Dick Ginman , System for Award Management , strategic sourcing , GAO , High Risk List , Interagency contracting , Coalition for Government Procurement ,

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 05:24am EDT
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GSA to centralize oversight of IT, HR after top-to-bottom review

Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini will tell Senate lawmakers today about his plans to continue reforming the agency in the aftermath of the Western Regions Conference scandal. Along with consolidating CIO and human resources offices, Tangherlini wants the Federal Acquisition Service to reduce its fees. Federal News Radio has obtained an exclusive copy of Tangherlini's testimony.

Tags: GSA , Shakeup at GSA , management , Dan Tangherlini , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Reorganization , exclusive

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 06:01am EDT

White House draft cyber order promotes voluntary critical infrastructure protections

The administration is considering using an executive order to promote and encourage critical infrastructure providers to improve their cybersecurity. The draft EO, which Federal News Radio obtained details of, mirrors major sections of the second version of the Lieberman- Collins comprehensive cyber bill.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , White House , Congress , Critical infrastructure , DHS ,

Friday - 09/07/2012, 07:48pm EDT
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Army Contracting Command easing burden on contracting officers

Gino Magnifico, the ACC's chief information officer, said his component is helping to lead an Armywide effort to develop a new contract writing system. It's not just a technology refresh, however. It's about improving the business processes.
September 6, 2012

Tags: Technology , Acquisition , Gino Magnifico , Army , Army Contracting Command , data analytics , Business intelligence , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 08:32pm EDT
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Senate committee questions GSA IG about investigation tactics

In a routine pre-hearing briefing call, Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee staff members asked Brian Miller about his staff's decision to knock on a GSA employee's door after 11 p.m. at the SmartPay conference last month. Miller and acting GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini are scheduled to testify Sept. 12 before the committee on changes the agency has made in light of the conference spending scandals.

Tags: management , workforce , Oversight , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , David Shea , Brian Miller , Shakeup at GSA ,

Thursday - 09/06/2012, 05:52pm EDT

The GSA, sequestration, and more

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller will talk about a recent confrontation between a GSA official and an agent in the Inspector General's office. Steve Losey and Andy Medici from the Federal Times will discuss the pay debate and other issues affecing federal workers.
September 5, 2012

Tags: pay and benefits , Federal News Radio , GSA , inspector general , Federal Times , Stephen Losey , Andy Medici , pay debate , sequestration , Department of Veterans Affairs , Your Turn , Mike Causey

Wednesday - 09/05/2012, 06:55pm EDT
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OMB touts $4B in efficiency savings

Acting Director Jeff Zients wrote in a blog post today that agencies have met half of President Obama's goal to save $8 billion by the end of 2013.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , budget , efficiencies , Interior , USDA , SSA , GSA ,

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 05:00pm EDT

Treasury connects data to make better decisions

CIO Robyn East is leading an effort to create an enterprise data warehouse with procurement, financial and human resources information.
August 23, 2012

Tags: Technology , Robyn East , Paul Sforza , Treasury , TechStat , Acquisition policy , data management , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 10:37pm EDT
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State's Swart reflects on 23 years in federal IT

Susan Swart left the State Department for the International Monetary Fund CIO. She reflects on her successes and the change in federal technology.

Tags: Technology , State Department , Susan Swart , IMF , Stephen Taylor , Information sharing , social media , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 09:36am EDT
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Commerce facing additional challenge with HSPD-12

The department is trying to figure out the best way to manage the cards of contract employees after they leave the department. Every agency using a managed service provider for secure identity card issuance faces a similar challenge. Commerce also is working on integrating physical and logical access systems.

Tags: Technology , Commerce , Mike Maraya , OMB , HSPD-12 , identity management , Cybersecurity ,

Wednesday - 08/22/2012, 05:09am EDT
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