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OMB prepares for open gov sites to go dark in May

Several sites, including Data.gov, the IT Dashboard and the FEDRamp cloud efforts, could be shut down in the next two months if the administration doesn't get more money under the E-government fund. In all, nine sites are on the list to be discontinued by July 30 if OMB doesn't find money to keep it going. Experts say OMB has several ways to keep the sites up, including pass-the-hat among agencies.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , GSA , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Appropriations Committee , Dan Chenok , IBM , Fred Corle , KGS Inc. , Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency ,

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 04:46pm EDT
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CHCOs to develop HR certification program

The launch of phase two of the HR University moves the standardization and professionalization of federal human resources workers closer. The CHCO Council wants to expand the number of training courses and the specific types of classes for agencies. The HR University also provides a career path for federal HR workers.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Kathryn Medina , Johnny McLean , OPM , DoD , CHCO Council , HR University , Partnership for Public Service , training , e-learning ,

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 06:47am EDT

SES reforms on pace for this summer

OPM told a Senate subcommittee that recruitment, training and onboarding are among their top priorities to improve the Senior Executive Service. More than half of all SESers are eligible to retire by 2013. OPM's Nancy Kichak said SES pay compression is the biggest challenge in need of Congressional help.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Nancy Kichak , Daniel Akaka , OPM , White House , President's Management Council , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Carol Bonosaro , SEA , Senior Executive Service , compression pay , SES reforms , President

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 07:19am EDT
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DISA hires Qwest for IP services under Networx

The Defense Information Systems Agency awarded one of the remaining big deals under the Networx telecommunications contract to Qwest.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , DISA , DoD , Qwest , Verizon , Networx , telecommunications services ,

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 03:39pm EDT

Obama appeals to feds for reorg suggestions

Federal employees have some of the best knowledge about how our government works, and some of the best ideas of how to improve it so it best serves the American people. That's why the White House wants your input through a new online tool.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Barack Obama , OMB , government reorganization , trade and exports , crowdsourcing ,

Wednesday - 03/30/2011, 07:27am EDT

DoD ready to Go Mobile on iPhone, Android

The Pentagon wants servicemen and women to use their own smartphones to develop apps and access the military's networks. Senior officials as early as next month will approve the technical standards for devices that run the Apple and Google operating systems.

Tags: technology , Anmy Torres , DoD , Army , DKO , mobile apps , Go Mobile , iPhone , iPad , Android ,

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 07:13am EDT
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OPM advocates for innovations to FEHB

The agency will issue its first Call Letter of 2011 Friday detailing suggestions for insurance carriers to focus on wellness and healthy lifestyles. Director Berry also wants insurance providers to offer affinity benefits for domestic partners of federal employees. Later this year, OPM will launch a new medical claims database to improve the plans.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , OPM , Walt Francis , Checkbook , FEHB , Harley Geiger , CDT , privacy , cybersecurity , domestic partner benefits , American Health insurance Plans , data warehouse , medical-loss ratio ,

Friday - 03/25/2011, 07:31am EDT
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CMS to take on improper payments in new way

The agency plans to follow the model credit card companies use to identify potential problems on the front end instead of trying to chase down the money after the fact. CMS accounts for about 46 percent of all improper payments across the government. Overall, OMB wants to reduce the governmentwide error rate to 4.18 percent by 2013.

Tags: management , technology , Kay Daly , George Mills , Judith Oliveira , David Sidari , OMB , GAO , CMS , SSA , HUD , HHS , improper payments , recovery auditing , predictive modeling ,

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 07:47am EDT
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Justice awards $1 billion IT services contract

DoJ's ITSS-4 multiple award contract gives 20 companies the ability to bid on task orders to provide a variety of technology services.

Tags: contracting , industry , Justice , IT services , ITSS-4 ,

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 02:17pm EDT
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