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VA struggles to balance cloud apps, security

Assistant secretary Baker said he can't let doctors store veterans' data on unsecured systems in the cloud. But Baker said he wants to figure out how to solve this problem because the ability to access data anywhere, anytime is necessary. VA shutdown facilities usage of common commercial cloud applications.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , VA , Google , Yahoo! , cybersecurity , cloud computing , privacy , budget freeze , information sharing ,

Thursday - 12/23/2010, 06:54am EST
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Interior gives CIO more authority over all IT

Secretary Salazar issued a memo to give oversight of the IT budget to the chief information officer. The memo also removes the CIO title from the bureaus and renames them as assistant directors for information resources. Observers say this move by Interior has been long-overdue.

Tags: technology , Bernie Mazur , Vivek Kundra , Andrew Jackson , Ken Salazar , Interior Department , OMB , role of the CIO , data center consolidation , enterprisewide services ,

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 07:32am EST
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Interior CIO gets more authority over IT systems

Interior CIO Bernie Mazer tells Jason Miller about the new expanded role of the CIO.

Tags: Interior , Bernie Mazer , Ken Salazar , IT , CIO , technology , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 03:51pm EST
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OMB wants to bring expert help to agencies

The White House and the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued an RFI on how to develop a new platform called Expert-net to solicit ideas for solving mission-critical problems.

Tags: technology , management , Aneesh Chopra , Shelley Metzenbaum , OMB , GSA , OSTP , Web 2.0 , crowd sourcing , Challenge.gov ,

Monday - 12/20/2010, 05:50pm EST

NARA to suspend development of ERA starting in 2012

The agency is deciding whether or not to move forward with the contract option for operations and maintenance with Lockheed Martin. GAO and OMB say the project has multiple problems, including more than a $200 million increase in the total cost for ERA and a lack of usage by agencies. After going through a TechStat sessions, NARA and OMB decided to stop enhancing the system and focus on use.

Tags: technology , industry , David Lake , Vivek Kundra , NARA , OMB , GAO , Sheila Collins , Lockheed Martin , electronic records , ERA , TechStat

Friday - 12/17/2010, 07:17am EST
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NARA ends development of ERA project

WFED's Jason Miller gives an update on NARA's cancellation of the contract for the electronic records archive.

Tags: NARA , Lockheed Martin , electiontronic records archive , technology , Dorobek Insider , contracting

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 04:00pm EST
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DAU hires new president, launches services tool

Katrina McFarland takes over for Frank Anderson as the new head of the Defense Acquisition University. DAU also will provide help for all agencies in buying services.

Tags: contracting , Kathrina McFarland , Lyle Eesley , Frank Kendall , Ashton Carter , DAU , DoD , Missile Defense Agency , service acquisitions , Service Acquisition Mall ,

Wednesday - 12/15/2010, 03:19pm EST

Senate omnibus bill includes 2-year pay freeze

The $1.1 trillion Senate omnibus bill would authorize President Obama's pay freeze proposal. But it protects against furloughs or reductions-in-force. The Senate's bill would replace the House's version, which is a continuing resolution. Lawmakers must approve a bill before Dec. 19 when the current CR expires.

Tags: pay and benefits , pay freeze , pay debate , Senate , omnibus , Congress , House , continuing resolution , furloughs , Jolie Lee , management , contracting

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 07:28pm EST

New interagency contracts now require business cases

The FAR Councils issued an interim rule requiring changes to the use of and oversight of interagency contracts. OFPP reports that agencies spent $52 billion on multiple award and GWACs in 2009. The new requirements will help get that spending under better control, the councils say.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , FAR Councils , Interagency contracting , Multiple award contracts , GWACs ,

Monday - 12/13/2010, 03:20pm EST
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