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Budget cuts shutter two open gov sites, others impacted

OMB detailed its plans for using the $8 million E-Government Fund in a letter to Sen. Tom Carper. The administration will shut down two projects and reduce the functionalities of the others.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Tom Carper , OMB , GSA , E-Government Fund , open government , Data.gov , IT Dashboard , USASpending.gov , Performance.gov , FedSpace , Citizens Services Dashboard ,

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 02:37pm EDT

Senate committee finds few hurdles with cyber proposal

The White House's draft bill includes many similarities with the one sponsored by the Sens. Lieberman, Collins and Carper. The biggest issues are around the President's powers over the Internet during emergencies and whether there should be a Senate-confirmed cyber coordinator at DHS. Senate Majority Leader Reid is making comprehensive cyber legislation a priority this session.

Tags: technology , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Tom Carper , Phil Reitinger , Harry Reid , Jason Chipman , DHS , DoJ , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , NCTC , cybersecurity , liability protections , critical infrastructure ,

Monday - 05/23/2011, 07:49pm EDT
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GSA gives agencies more time to move to Networx

The agency is extending the FTS2001 bridge contract with four vendors for at least another six months. Most of the largest agencies have not fully transitioned to the telecommunications. GSA is readying several other contracts including for HSPD-12 services and strategic sourcing for wireless services.

Tags: contracting , industry , technology , Karl Krumbholz , Mike O'Neill , Patricia Waddell , Larry Hale , GSA , Sprint , Qwest , AT&T , Verizon , AFFIRM , Networx , telecommunications , FTS-2001 , schedule contracts , BetterBuy Wiki , SmartBUY , HSPD-12 , Networks 2020 , Connections ,

Friday - 05/20/2011, 07:58am EDT
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Acquisition feds recalled from retirement

Agencies asked 125 annuitants for help last year with Army leading the way, bringing 44 retired federal workers back to help with acquisition processes.

Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Army , Air Force , DHS , USDA , acquisition workforce , annuitants , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee ,

Thursday - 05/19/2011, 11:28am EDT

OPM touts transformation of federal hiring

One year after the President called for improvements to how agencies hire workers, OPM Director Berry said KSAs, long job descriptions and the rule of three are mostly a thing of the past. On average, agencies are hiring new employees in 105 days and most job descriptions are five pages or fewer.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , Robert Buggs , OPM , education , CHCO Council , hiring reforms , KSAs , internship program , workforce planning ,

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 05:31pm EDT
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DHS cyber lead Reitinger to leave

Phil Reitinger is moving on from the Homeland Security Department.

Tags: DHS , technology , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , Philip Reitinger ,

Wednesday - 05/18/2011, 03:08pm EDT

VA to get ruthless on redundant software

Agency CIO Roger Baker said a new initiative will try to pare down the number of software packages employees use by 95 percent. The Ruthless Shutdown Project, is getting underway to address the proliferation of applications that is costing VA hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Tags: technology , VA , Roger Baker , data center consolidation , cloud computing , mobile computing , Management of Change , MOC

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 03:09pm EDT
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DHS to take public websites to the cloud

Agency to issue first RFQ under infrastructure-as-a-service governmentwide contract issued by GSA. FEMA and CIS are among the first agency components to move their public-facing sites to the cloud.

Tags: technology , contracting , DHS , GSA , Richard Spires , infrastructure-as-a-service , cloud computing , Management of Change , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , MOC

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 02:53pm EDT

DHS to take public websites to the cloud

Agency to issue first RFQ under infrastructure-as-a-service governmentwide contract issued by GSA. FEMA and CIS are among the first agency components to move their public-facing sites to the cloud.

Tags: technology , contracting , DHS , GSA , Richard Spires , infrastructure-as-a-service , cloud computing , Management of Change , FedRAMP , cybersecurity ,

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 07:35am EDT

GSA revisits improvements to USA.gov search

This is the fourth time GSA has done a major revamping of the capabilities of the government's portal. The agency views the changes to USA.gov as part of how innovations are changing government to solve challenges. Dave McClure proposes new website to bring together all the innovation efforts across government and share best practices.

Tags: management , technology , Dave McClure , GSA , Management of Change , USA.gov , search engine , innovation , challenges , Bing , Microsoft ,

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 07:30am EDT
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