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Wash acts as the conductor to make GPO's technology run smoothly

This week, host Jason Miller talks with GPO's Mike Wash about updating the agency's cybersecurity programs.
Sept. 2, 2010

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , GPO , Mike Wash

Thursday - 09/02/2010, 01:53pm EDT
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Agency services lack consistency, coordination

OMB finds that most website and call center operations are separate and don't work well together. Some agencies are following the private sector's lead by offering multiple channels to serve citizens. CMS and GSA both use online tools to answer questions more quickly and reliably.

Tags: management , technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , GSA , CMS , SSA , Kevin Paschuck , RightNow , MeriTalk , customer service ,

Thursday - 09/02/2010, 06:39am EDT
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Agencies to challenge citizens for solutions

GSA will unveil the Challenge.gov platform in the next few months where all agency competitions will be posted. Some agencies already are asking experts and employees for help. NASA will run 34 competitions before the end of December.

Tags: technology , management , Bev Godwin , Jeff Davis , GSA , NASA , EPA , SSA , OSTP , USDA , OMB , Challenge Post , Case Foundation , competitions , challenges ,

Wednesday - 09/01/2010, 07:15am EDT
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FAR Council seeks input on changes to 8(a) program

The council will hold three meetings with Alaskan Native and Native American vendors to seek their ideas on how best to write new regulations for sole source contracts in the 8(a) business development program. Congress required new rules for when agencies can give these firms sole source contracts worth more than $20 million.

Tags: contracting , FAR Council , Claire McCaskill , SBA , Alaskan Native Corporations , Native American firms , 8(a) program , sole source contracts ,

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 06:37pm EDT

Navy moves closer to going paperless

Rob Carey, the Navy CIO, signs an electronic signature policy to let Navy offices move to online processes. Carey said the memo is not a mandate, but serves as a catalyst for program managers who believe it makes business sense to move processes away from paper

Tags: technology , Rob Carey , Navy , DoD , cybersecurity , electronic signature , PKI , secure identity card ,

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 06:41am EDT
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HP settles whistleblower lawsuit for $55 million

The technology giant said it did nothing wrong, but settles the allegations it overcharged the government for software and technology products and gave kickbacks to systems integrators. HP's decision to settle is another in a growing list of major federal contractors who are paying fines.

Tags: contracting , GSA , DoJ , HP , False Claims Act , whistleblower case ,

Monday - 08/30/2010, 08:42pm EDT

FAR Councils raise simplified acquisition threshold

The simplified acquisition and subcontracting thresholds are among several acquisition ceilings that will increase on Oct. 1.

Tags: contracting , FAR Council , simplified acquisition threshold , subcontracting threshold ,

Monday - 08/30/2010, 04:42pm EDT

GSA's RFP for E-Travel system focuses on usability

Agency is taking lessons learned from the past seven years to make the new system more like commercial travel booking sites. Vendors have until Oct. 6 to submit bids on this 15-year contract. GSA said 23 agencies have implemented one of three standard online travel systems to a savings of more than $200 million.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Burke , GSA , HP , Carson Wagonlit , Northrup Grumman , E-Travel , travel reimbursements ,

Friday - 08/27/2010, 07:11am EDT
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GSA releases new online travel services proposals

The GSA released a request for proposals for a new suite of online travel services for all civilian agencies.

Tags: technology , GSA , Tim Burke , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 05:16pm EDT
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Agencies employ 2.9 percent of people with disabilities

A new Bureau of Labor Statistics report provides the latest information on how the federal government compares with other industry in hiring persons with disabilities. The report comes as the White House and the Labor Department are pressing agencies and contractors to hire more persons with disabilities. New recruitment and hiring strategies are due in September.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Labor , BLS , OMB , OPM , persons with a disability , Section 508 , federal hiring ,

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT
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