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GAO slams agency cyber efforts

Auditors find all 24 agencies it reviewed had weaknesses in security controls. GAO also found problems with training and oversight of contractor systems. It recommends OMB and DHS provide better performance metrics.

Tags: technology , oversight , cybersecurity , GAO , OMB , DHS , FISMA , Susan Collins , Tom Carper ,

Monday - 10/03/2011, 06:25pm EDT

NARA hires IBM to move records system into next phase

Under 10-year, $240 million deal, IBM will provide operation and maintenance support and provide enhancements as necessary to the Electronic Record Archive system. NARA is considering improving search capabilities for agency customers of ERA. NARA CIO Mike Wash said more and more agencies are transferring data and using the system.

Tags: technology , contracting , Mike Wash , NARA , Electronic Records Archive , records management , IBM , Lockheed Martin , TechStat ,

Monday - 10/03/2011, 05:43am EDT
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Phil Bond to leave TechAmerica, start lobbying firm

The industry association names Daniel Varroney as its interim CEO. Bond will work on technology issues with T.J. Petrizzo.

Tags: industry , people , Phil Bond , TechAmerica , daniel varroney ,

Monday - 10/03/2011, 06:41am EDT

OFPP sets new rules for creating multiple-award contracts

Agencies must develop a business case and post it on an internal government site for others to comment on. OFPP also wants senior acquisition officials to sign off on justifications before moving out with a final solicitation. The new guidance comes as GAO and others have found the proliferation of multiple award contracts is costing agencies and vendors millions of dollars.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Interagency contracting , multiple award contracting , GWACs , acquisition policy , GSA , Chief Acquisition Officer

Friday - 09/30/2011, 01:03pm EDT

White House wants to open channels for small businesses

A new Web portal will bring information on all federal agency services for small firms into one place. At the 29th Annual Minority Enterprise Development Week conference, White House officials highlighted how they are holding agencies accountable for meeting governmentwide small business goals.

Tags: contracting , industry , acquisition policy , Gene Sperling , Small business goals , small business , David Hinson , SBA , MBDA , ari matusiak , MED Week ,

Friday - 09/30/2011, 05:19am EDT
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Interior ready to put substance behind IT reforms

Initial results from the two major changes to the way the agency manages and applies technology will come to the forefront this fall.
September 29, 2011

Tags: technology , Andrew Jackson , Interior , Ask the CIO , IT reform ,

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 03:36pm EDT
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Interior to start over for cloud email with an RFI

Agency will do market research to see how the cloud market has changed. This decision prompted Onix and Google to drop their lawsuit.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Interior , Onix , Google , Softchoice , Microsoft , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , bid protest ,

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 07:06pm EDT

DHS picks CGI to provide cloud Web services

The $1.8 million dollar deal is the first under GSA's governmentwide infrastructure-as-a-service contract.

Tags: technology , industry , contracting , DHS , GSA , CGI , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , cybersecurity , FedRAMP ,

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 04:15pm EDT

VA to slow-roll use of smartphones, tablets on network

Roger Baker, the Veterans Affairs Department chief information officer, said only about 1,000 users will have agency supplied devices that will be allowed to access VA systems. VA eventually wants to create an apps store where externally and internally developed software will be made available for doctors, nurses and other employees.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , VA , mobile computing , Apple , BlackBerry , iPhone , iPad , cybersecurity ,

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 05:21am EDT
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OMB wants agencies to 'own' their budget cuts

Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew said the White House will be less dictatorial and more collaborative in finding spending reductions that work for each agency, individually. Lew would not rule out further changes to federal employee pay and benefits. Agencies are encouraged to work with stakeholders, especially Congress, from the beginning of the process to what the cuts should be.

Tags: workforce , budget , Jack Lew , Todd Grams , OMB , VA , Booz Allen Hamilton , Partnership for Public Service , management ,

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 05:36am EDT
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