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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

DISA using BRAC as IT forcing function

Henry Sienkiewicz, DISA's chief information officer, said the move to Fort Meade, Md. has given his office the opportunity to upgrade and transform its technology network and how employees use IT day-to-day.
May 26, 2011

Tags: technology , Henry Sienkiewicz , DISA , DoD , BRAC Impact , IT consolidation , identity management , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:00pm EDT
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Congress: Rightsizing debate should include feds and contractors

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that federal contractors need to be a major part of the discussion on rightsizing the federal workforce. But, they have not yet come to terms with whether the debate is about just raw numbers or having the right number of employees doing an amount of work they can handle.

Tags: pay and benefits , industry , Stephen Lynch , Dennis Ross , Gerry Connolly , Cynthia Lummis , Tom Marino , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , William Dougan , NFFE , workforce ,

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 04:51pm EDT

OFPP promises to tame interagency contracts

OFPP administrator Dan Gordon told a Senate committee that a new rule to add more oversight to multi-agency contracts should be out soon. Agencies wanting to develop new multiple award contracts will have to justify them before going forward. OFPP is also trying to use strategic sourcing to take advantage of the government's buying power.

Tags: management , contracting , Dan Gordon , Gene Dodaro , Joseph Lieberman , OFPP , GAO , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Interagency contracting , GWACs , Multiple award contracts , BPAs , duplicative programs ,

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 07:29am EDT
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Federal IT is far from horrible, CIOs say

A Federal News Radio survey finds agency technology managers disagree with President Obama and federal CIO Vivek Kundra's recent statements about the poor status of federal IT. More than half of the respondents say the perception of federal technology is worse than the IT itself. Sixty percent say their agency's IT is helping them meet their mission.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Roger Baker , VA , OMB , IT reforms , CIO survey ,

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:06am EDT
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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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