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House lawmakers uneasy about hiring reforms

Senate passes a bill that calls for many of the same changes the administration is asking for. House committee wants more answers about how the reforms would affect the hiring of veterans. OPM promises more answers in 90 days.

Tags: pay and benefits , John Berry , Stephen Lynch , Jason Chaffetz , Eleanor Holmes-Norton , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , OPM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , VA , NTEU , hiring reforms , veterans preference , USAJobs.gov , Federal Career Internship Program ,

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 06:54am EDT
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Virtualization key for future of Bureau of the Public Debt

IT managers from large agencies and small agencies alike are looking at virtualization to help them save money and streamline processes. On this week’s Ask the CIO program, Kim McCoy, chief information officer at the Bureau of the Public Debt, discussed her agency’s plans in this arena. McCoy told Federal News Radio her agency, along [...]

Tags: Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization , Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization , Ask the CIO , Bureau of the Public Debt , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Kim McCoy , Treasury , Virtualization

Sunday - 12/19/2010, 07:02pm EST

More changes at SSA: CIO resigns; OPM's Zielinski returns

Frank Baitman will resign as CIO from the agency in August. His decision comes a few weeks after agency commissioner reorganized the agency's IT functions. OPM's Bill Zielinski also is returning to SSA to be the San Francisco regional commissioner.

Tags: technology , pay and benefits , Michael Astrue , Bill Zielinski , Kelly Croft , OPM , SSA ,

Monday - 07/18/2011, 07:14am EDT

DCMA zeroes in on new computing approach

Jacob Haynes, the Defense Contract Management Agency's CIO, said a zero client set up will rely totally on the cloud for all computing needs.
July 14, 2011

Tags: technology , contracting , jacob haynes , DCMA , e-business tools , Zero client , cloud computing , BRAC , information sharing , Ask the CIO ,

Friday - 07/15/2011, 01:03am EDT

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
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