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GSA hires IBM to run the smart building initiative

Under the one-year contract, Big Blue will develop a system to collect data for the Public Building Service to analyze to find areas to become more energy efficient.

Tags: Technology , contracting , GSA , IBM , Green government , smart buildings , Dan Tangherlini , Linda Chero

Monday - 05/14/2012, 06:43pm EDT

Federal News Countdown: IG vacancies, mythbusting, DoD budget

Jeff Koch, associate partner at IBM and former portfolio manager in the E-Gov office at the Office of Management and Budget, and Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller count down the top federal news stories of the week.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Federal News Countdown , Jeff Koch ,

Friday - 05/11/2012, 05:46pm EDT

Engraving and Printing ready to build on ERP success

The BEN Enterprise brings together the Treasury Department bureau's data about finances, procurement and printing. Now Peter Johnson, BEP's chief information officer, wants to add business and analytics tools.
May 10, 2012

Tags: Technology , Peter Johnson , Bureau of Printing and Engraving , ERP , Cloud computing , agile contracting , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 10:07pm EDT
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GSA clarifies conference policy but industry concerns persist

A memo from acting administrator Dan Tangherlini details the steps agency employees must go through to receive approval for conferences and other travel. In wake of GSA Western Regions conference, other agencies also are reconsidering hosting conferences.

Tags: management , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , Shakeup at GSA , conferences ,

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 01:32pm EDT

McCain again makes his case to increase DoD's cyber role

The Arizona senator sent the third in a series of letters to Gen. Keith Alexander trying to explain why DoD, not DHS, should be in charge of defending critical infrastructure from cyber attacks. He said the administration's approach would create another layer of bureaucracy and slow down responses to threats.

Tags: Technology , John McCain , Keith Alexander , Cybersecurity , Information sharing , DoD , Congress , Cybersecurity Update

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 05:56am EDT

Jordan makes his case for being next OFPP administrator

Joe Jordan told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee he would focus on three priorities if confirmed. He also backed away somewhat from the administration's stance on a cap on executive compensation. Jordan received support from the committee, and a vote on his nomination could come as early as next week.

Tags: Acquisition , Acquisition policy , Congress , management , Joe Jordan , OFPP , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Dan Gordon ,

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 06:00pm EDT
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Agency heads finding light at end of fed-bashing tunnel

Some departments are improving personnel practices around recruitment and knowledge management even in the face of pay freezes and criticisms of public servants. DHS created a higher education engagement group to bring in college students. GSA finds quality of applicants still strong. Senior leaders highlight successes during Public Service Recognition Week.

Tags: workforce , management , Public Service Recognition Week , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , Janet Napolitano , DHS , Don Hagerling , Ray Lahood , Transportation , Kathleen Sebelius , HHS , GSA , Dan Tangherlini , morale , knowledge management , recruitment ,

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 05:20am EDT
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OFPP dispels 8 more agency, vendor communications myths

The administration will issued the Mythbusters 2 memo today. The document takes aim at commonly held misconceptions by vendors. It follows the initial Mythbusters memo issued in February 2011 focusing on agency-held fallacies.

Tags: Acquisition , Acquisition policy , Industry , OFPP , Lesley Field , Joanie Newhart , Mythbusters , contracting ,

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:52am EDT
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DoD using cyber teams like aircraft - for offense and defense

Gen. Keith Alexander said a recent cyber exercise is the first time the military showed it can do offensive and defensive capabilities at the same time, by the same team. This was part of Alexander's answers to questions from Sen. John McCain.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , DoD , Keith Alexander , John McCain , Senate , NSA , U.S. Cyber Command , Congress , Information sharing , Critical infrastructure ,

Friday - 05/04/2012, 05:10pm EDT

OMB gives agencies four months to figure out shared services

The new strategy details several requirements for agencies to meet by Aug. 31. The goal is to reduce the amount of money agencies spend on commodity IT and have them spend it on innovations.

Tags: Technology , management , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , Shared services , Mark Forman , Tim Young , Deloitte , Government Transactions Services , Lines of Business initiatives ,

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 05:49am EDT
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