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GSA picks Unisys to provide e-mail-as-a-service

The contract could be worth $6 million over four years. GSA said it wants Unisys to replace several different versions of IBM's Lotus Notes and Domino software.

Tags: contracting , industry , GSA , Unisys , cloud computing , e-mail-as-a-service ,

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 04:45pm EST
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Deficit commission takes aim at federal programs

WFED's Jason Miller brings the latest on the deficit commission's recommendations that impact federal employees.

Tags: pay and benefits , Deficit Commission , budget , pay freeze , pay debate , Dorobek Insider , National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 04:40pm EST
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GAO: Vulnerabilities remain in agency wireless networks

Auditors look at how 24 agencies secure their wireless networks and find some progress, but many of the same problems that GAO found in 2005.

Tags: technology , GAO , NIST , cybersercurity , wireless networks , BlackBerry , smartphones ,

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 06:58pm EST

What happens to pay freeze proposal in Congress?

Stan Collender, director of federal budget policy for Qorvis Communications, explained what the options are for the pay freeze proposal in Congress.

Tags: Stan Collender , Qorvis Communications , pay and benefits , pay debate , pay freeze , Congress , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 04:44pm EST
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Kempf sets 'bold' vision for GSA acquisition service

The commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service wants to take his organization to new heights in how it serves its agency and vendor customers. FAS saw its revenue grow to $52 billion in 2010, but Kempf wants to offer more services and meet its customers' needs better to increase its revenue. FAS will require all new schedule contract offers and modifications to be done electronically by the end of 2011.

Tags: contracting , industry , Steve Kempf , GSA , Federal Acquisition Service , schedules contracting , SmartBUY , strategic sourcing , acquisition workforce ,

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 06:33pm EST
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DoD changing how it develops business systems

Under secretary Carter issued a new memo requiring the use of a new methodology for all business applications worth more than $1 million. DoD has more than 156 systems that meet that requirement.

Tags: management , Ashton Carter , DoD , Business Capability Lifecycle , program management ,

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 03:20pm EST

OSC to probe veteran discrimination cases

Congress expanded the Office of Special Counsel's role to handle half of all claims by veterans under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Previously, OSC just brought claims before the MSPB, but now it will handle them from beginning to end.

Tags: management , Patrick Boulay , OSC , Labor Department , MSPB , veterans discrimination , employment law , Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rig , Veterans Benefits Act ,

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 07:40pm EST
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OMB appoints plain language working group

The administration issued a new memo to help agencies implement the Plan Writing Act. Agencies have a set of deadlines to meet over the next year as part of the law.

Tags: management , Cass Sunstein , Amy Bunk , Kathryn Catania , OMB , OIRA , DHS , Federal Register , Plan Writing Act , Plain Language Action and Information Network ,

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 02:44pm EST

Sen. Voinovich to agencies: Stand up for yourselves

The Republican said lawmakers too often don't understand management, and that impacts agencies' resources, especially around training. Voinovich said feds should be more vocal in explaining their need for support in reforming agency management. Voinovich is retiring after 12 years in the Senate, including the last six as ranking member of the subcommittee that oversees federal workforce issues.

Tags: management , George Voinovich , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , training ,

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 07:15am EST
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Navy names Halvorsen as new CIO

The Navy has a new chief information officer. Terry Halvorsen received the promotion today from Secretary Ray Mabus.

Tags: technology , management , Terry Halvorsen , Rob Carey , Ray Mabus , Navy , DoD ,

Monday - 11/22/2010, 06:29pm EST
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