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Survey: Acquisition policy doesn't translate

A new survey from the Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton finds contracting officers don't always find new guidance helpful in how they do their job. Acquisition workers also say too much oversight is causing innovation to be muted.

Tags: contracting , OFPP , OMB , Stan Soloway , Lew Crenshaw , PSC , Grant Thornton , time and materials contracts , high risk contracts , Recovery Act contracting ,

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 06:21am EST
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Howell to leave OMB for Information Sharing Environment

The deputy administrator for E-Gov and IT in OMB will take on a deputy program manager role to help improve information sharing across law enforcement agencies.

Tags: technology , management , Mike Howell , Kshemendra Paul , OMB , Information Sharing Environment , Interior ,

Monday - 11/15/2010, 04:50pm EST

Army initiates software development changes

The service issued a memo detailing a common operating environment architecture as part of a broader software transition strategy. The strategy builds on the experiences of the Apps for the Army program. The service is developing plans for Apps for the Army 2 next summer focusing on industry-created software.

Tags: technology , industry , Carol Wortman , Jeff Sorenson , Malcolm O'Neill , Army , DoD , Apps for the Army , software development , architecture ,

Friday - 11/12/2010, 05:59pm EST
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OFPP calls for Fed to contractor ratio analysis

A new memo from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy gives agencies until June to determine whether the number of contractors performing services is appropriate. First, however, agencies must develop a service contract inventory and make it public. OFPP said for agencies to initially focus on professional and management services and technology services.

Tags: contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , OFPP , service contract inventory , insourcing , inherently governmental ,

Friday - 11/12/2010, 12:44pm EST

OMB: improve geospatial data collection, sharing

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra wants agencies to take a portfolio approach so geospatial data is better coordinated governmentwide. The administration releases a supplement to Circular A-16 making geospatial data a capital asset.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kudra , OMB , Federal Geographic Data Committee , geospatial data , information sharing , Circular A-16 ,

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 07:27am EST

VA wants to bring innovation to VistA

Agency CIO Baker said moving the electronic health system to open source would let VA to more easily and more quickly use software developed outside of the department. VA's decision comes after an industry panel recommended 10 ways to fix VistA.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , VA , Indian Health Service , IAC , ACT , open source , VistA , health IT ,

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 07:18pm EST
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GPO now offering HSPD-12 services

Printing Office gets a spot on the Approved Products List to offer graphical personalization services. GPO first mulled providing these services in 2006.

Tags: technology , Steve LeBlanc , GPO , GSA , HSPD-12 , secure identity management ,

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 06:49pm EST

Army CIO Sorenson to retire

The general spent more than 37 years in the service, including the last three as CIO. Mike Kreiger will be the acting CIO in the interim. Sorenson led several enterprise initiatives including moving the Army's e-mail system to DISA.

Tags: technology , management , Jeff Sorenson , Mike Kreiger , Malcolm O'Neill , Mark Bowman , Army , DoD , DISA ,

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 03:40pm EST

OMB kicks off voting for SAVE Awards

The Office of Management and Budget chose four ideas out of 18,000 entries that will save the government money. The winner will get to meet President Obama and present their idea. Voting starts today.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Marjorie Cook , Thomas Koenning , Paul Behe , Trudy Givens , Nancy Fichtner , OMB , USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service , Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administ , DHS , Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons , VA , SAVE award ,

Monday - 11/08/2010, 02:44pm EST
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