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OMB in search of more money saving ideas

The White House today launched the 2011 version of the SAVE award. Employees can submit ideas starting through July 29. Over the past two years, feds offered more than 56,000 potential money-saving ideas.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , SAVE award , Bureau of Prisons , VA , budget cuts ,

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 06:47pm EDT
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Treasury to process all invoices electronically

All agency bureaus will implement the Internet Payment Platform by 2012. Additionally, all Treasury vendors must submit invoices through the portal starting in 2013. The electronic invoice payment program is one of 12 initiatives to improve federal financial management.

Tags: financial management , technology , Mark Reger , Mark Easton , Treasury , DoD , OMB , electronic invoice processing , financial management reform , Campaign to Cut Waste , AGA ,

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 06:27pm EDT
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CFOs say federal financial model no longer useful

A new survey by Grant Thornton and the Association of Government Accountants found federal financial managers want a new way to present data that is more meaningful. CFOs also said they are starting to take advantage of predictive analysis tools.

Tags: financial management , technology , clif williams , Association of Government Accountants , Grant Thornton , federal financial reporting , Recovery Board , predictive analysis ,

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 07:21am EDT
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Agencies slowly moving to fixed-price contracts

A new report from OFPP finds agencies spent a billion dollars less on time-and-materials and labor hours type contracts in 2010. Still, OFPP found an overall increase in cost-reimbursement type contracts. Agencies have a goal to reduce by 10 percent these types of contracts, which the administration calls risky.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , NASA , Commerce , Cost reimbursement contracts , time-and-materials contracts , labor hours contracts ,

Tuesday - 07/12/2011, 07:02am EDT
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Calls for Senate-confirmed cyber official revived

House lawmakers want to add the requirement for a White House official to oversee cybersecurty policy and budget across civilian agencies. Rep. Langevin said the current set up with DHS in charge of civilian networks isn't good enough. Members also want more attention paid to the security of the supply chain.

Tags: technology , management , Howard Schmidt , Greg Schaffer , Jim Langevin , Jason Chaffetz , Elijah Cummings , DHS , White House , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , cybersecurity , Supply chain security , FISMA ,

Monday - 07/11/2011, 08:06am EDT
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Interior defines new approach to IT

The Interior Department issued its four-year technology transformation plan where it describes how it will save $100 million a year starting in 2016. Interior's roadmap focuses on back office and administrative systems.

Tags: Bernie Mazer , Interior , IT reforms , IT , technology , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Ken Salazar ,

Friday - 07/08/2011, 05:12pm EDT

FLETC looks to mobile tech for training

CIO Sandy Peavy said the agency already launched a pilot using iPad and is using avatars to help trainees.
July 7, 2011

Tags: technology , Sandy Peavy , federal law enforcement training center , DHS , mobile computing , enterprise services , iPad , training , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:19pm EDT
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Agencies must cut service contracting by 15 percent

OMB will tell agencies to focus on management support service contracts and reduce spending by $6 billion. OMB said contracting for management support services grew at a faster rate than other types of contracting. The initiative is part of the administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , service contracting , management support services , Campaign to Cut Waste , Richard Ginman , Commerce , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , DoD

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:20pm EDT
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National Cancer Institute securing online transactions

The agency teams up with the SAFE BioPharma Association to digitally sign documents and improve the time it takes to get clinical trials going. NCI and the association are using the standards developed by the Federal Bridge. The two organizations are putting the concepts in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) into practice.

Tags: steven friedman , technology , National Cancer Institute , mollie shields-uehling , safe biopharma , identity management , NSTIC , secure online transactions , PKI , Federal Bridge ,

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 06:56am EDT
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DoD decides not to move DISA to Cyber Command

Just-retired DoD Secretary Robert Gates issued a recent memo announcing his decision about how DISA and the chief information officer's office will change. Gates said DoD will dis-establish the Networks Integration and Information office.

Tags: ACT-IAC , OMB , management , Jory Heckman , Andrew McLauchlin , cloud computing , financial management , CGI , technology , Robert Gates , DoD , DISA , Teri Takai , Trey Hodgkins , CIO , people

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 03:28pm EDT
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