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Locke infuses new performance culture at Commerce

The outgoing secretary said he has focused on achieving stretch goals and impressing upon employees to look at their jobs differently. Gary Locke initiated changes to how Commerce does budget planning, buys goods and services and serve their customers.

Tags: management , contracting , Gary Locke , Commerce , PTO , performance management , enterprise software licenses , Partnership for Public Service ,

Friday - 06/03/2011, 08:35am EDT
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OFPP wants agencies to certify contracting data quality

Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon issued a memo asking for agencies to improve their internal controls for collecting and submitting acquisition data. The Federal Procurement Data System has had data quality issues for more than a decade.

Tags: acquisition , industry , Dan Gordon , OFPP , acquisition policy , Federal Procurement Data System , data quality , data sharing ,

Thursday - 06/02/2011, 11:05am EDT

Schlosser moving to OMB's E-Gov office

Schlosser comes to OMB from EPA where she will take over for Mike Howell, who left in November. Schlosser also served as CIO of HUD and worked on cybersecurity at Transportation.

Tags: technology , management , Lisa Schlosser , Mike Howell , OMB , EPA , HUD ,

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 05:56pm EDT

Berkeley National Lab riding the cloud to more services

CIO Rosio Alvarez said she soon will release a RFP to move the lab's ERP system to the cloud. Berkeley already moved its email to the cloud.

Tags: technology , Rosio Alvarez , Energy , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory , cloud computing , software-as-a-service , Google , Ask the CIO ,

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:57pm EDT
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ATF, FERC, GSA offices closed due to power outage

About 3,400 customers in the Washington region are without power amid a heat wave. Among them, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and ATF, prompting them to close for the day. Employees are encouraged to telework as possible.

Tags: management , ATF , FERC , Pepco , power outage , telework ,

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 11:38am EDT
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VA, DoD to test initial joint e-health record in July

Agency officials will meet in June to approve the rollout of the first piece of an integrated and interoperable electronic health record for soldiers and veterans. VA and DoD also are creating a centralized database that will be located in DISA's data centers.

Tags: technology , Peter Levin , Roger Baker , VA , DoD , electronic health record , VistA , AHLTA , data sharing , health IT ,

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 07:04pm EDT
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95 percent of all new contracts must be green

FAR Council issues an interim rule to change the acquisition regulations. Agencies and contractors must start meeting new requirements for goods and services.

Tags: contracting , industry , FAR Council , EPA , USDA , green government , acquisition regulations , contractor ethics , EPEAT ,

Tuesday - 05/31/2011, 03:39pm EDT

Agencies having trouble analyzing service contracts

GAO found many agencies will fall short of the June 30 deadline to determine if they are using service contractors appropriately.

Tags: contracting , GAO , OMB , GSA , HUD , VA , DHS , service contracting , inventories ,

Friday - 05/27/2011, 06:37pm EDT

Commerce, Labor could merge to form new agency

Sen. Richard Burr (R.-N.C.) introduced legislation forming the Commerce and Workforce Department using recommendations of GAO and the deficit commission. Thirty-five offices would be consolidated into 12 and funding of seven programs or initiatives would be reduced or eliminated.

Tags: management , Richard Burr , OMB , Commerce , Labor , reorganization , Deficit Commission ,

Friday - 05/27/2011, 12:27pm EDT
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House votes to block contractor disclosure

Three members of the House and four members of the Senate introduce companion pieces of legislation to head off the White House's draft executive order requiring contractors to disclose political contributions.

Tags: contracting , industry , Susan Collins , Mitch McConnell , Lamar Alexander , Rob Portman , Darrell Issa , Tom Cole , Sam Graves , White House , political contributions , executive order , PSC , Stan Soloway ,

Friday - 05/27/2011, 07:53am EDT
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