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CBO to estimate cost of real property proposal

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he supports the administration's plan to make it easier to get rid of excess property at civilian agencies.

Tags: management , Darrell Issa , Jeff Zients , Tom Carper , Jeff Denham , Danny Werfel , Doug Elmendorf , OMB , CBO , federal real property , BRAC ,

Friday - 05/06/2011, 06:57am EDT

OMB sets up real property advisory committee

While Congress works on the law to create a new commission to dispose of excess federal civilian agency property, the Office of Management and Budget is getting a jumpstart on the process.

Tags: management , Jacob Lew , Tom Carper , Jeff Denham , OMB , GSA , real property , civilian BRAC ,

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 12:36pm EDT

DoD to set new path for IT acquisition

The Pentagon will issue new guidance this summer to move the military services away from buying technology in the same way they buy weapons. DoD's challenges are similar across the government, according to a new survey of CIOs. TechAmerica finds in their 21st survey of CIOs that technology managers believe acquisition employees need more expertise in buying IT.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , Beth McGrath , DoD , OMB , TechAmerica , Grant Thornton , Norm Lorentz , cloud computing , CIO survey , Web 2.0 , TechStat , cybersecurity , agile development ,

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 07:58am EDT
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'Fog' lifting over federal employees, officials say

The morale of workers is on the rise after recent events highlighted the work the government does, officials say. Agencies also are taking specific steps to address employee challenges in their own agencies. DoT Secretary Ray LaHood said "pot shots" at employees is unacceptable.

Tags: management , John Berry , Shaun Donovan , Ray Lahood , Kathleen Sebelius , OPM , HHS , Transportation , HUD , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service , employee morale , Employee Viewpoint Survey ,

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:37am EDT
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New regs to improve hiring of college grads

OPM Director Berry said agencies are commenting on the rules to implement President Obama's executive order to bring college graduates more easily into the government. Berry also wants Congress to change the law so feds who want to retire can phase in their exit and act as mentors.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , Ray Lahood , Shaun Donovan , OPM , DoT , HUD , Partnership for Public Service , hiring reforms , Pathways ,

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 07:29am EDT

What are the big cybersecurity issues?

Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller joins host Mark Amtower for a wide-ranging discussion of how the nation's cybersecurity efforts have changed over the years.
May 2, 2011 (Encore presentation May 9, 2011)

Tags: contracting , cybersecurity , DoD , GSA , Einstein 2 , US CERT , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center , Einstein 1 , technology

Monday - 05/02/2011, 10:34pm EDT
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SBA assures senator it's fixing management problems

The agency responds to Sen. Olympia Snowe's letter with the specific steps it's taking to improve human resources issues. The Maine Republican wrote to SBA after Federal News Radio's investigation into alleged whistleblower retaliation, human resources fraud and contracting fraud.

Tags: management , Olympia Snowe , Karen Mills , SBA , Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committ , Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA , whistleblower protection ,

Friday - 04/29/2011, 08:07am EDT
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OMB sets new deadline for telework IT plan

OMB issues a memo detailing the minimum requirements agencies should consider when purchasing technology to make teleworking easier.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , technology , contracting , Jacob Lew , OMB , OPM , telework ,

Friday - 04/29/2011, 11:18am EDT

Getting rid of paper processes at the Peace Corps

Peace Corps CIO Dorine Andrews tells Federal News Radio what the agency is doing to update its IT infrastructure.
April 28, 2011

Tags: technology , Dorine Andrews , Peace Corps , mobile technology , SharePoint , cloud computing , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 07:04pm EDT
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GSA to boost cloud computing with new RFP

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra expects GSA to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It's part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing. Kundra said five of seven short-term IT reforms efforts are on track.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Roger Baker , Kathleen Merrigan , Daniel Poneman , OMB , GSA , VA , Energy , USDA , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , role of the CIO , IT reforms , data center consolidation ,

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 08:01am EDT
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