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DHS management improvements start with acquisition

Deputy Secretary Lute told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about how DHS is improving contracting processes. Acquisition is one of three major areas that the department is focusing on to bring integration across all 22 components. Lute said part of her goal is to get off the GAO high-risk list.

Tags: contracting , management , industry , Janet Holl Lute , Daniel Akaka , Cathleen Berrick , DHS , GAO , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , acquisition processes , Quadrennial Homeland Security Review , financial management , management integration ,

Friday - 10/01/2010, 06:58am EDT
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Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Ike Skelton , Geoff Davis , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , State , Treasury , USDA , James Loser , Project on National Security Reform , national security personnel , training , Goldwater-Nichols Act ,

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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DHS plans to get off high-risk list

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller discusses the Homeland Security Department's plan to get off the government's high-risk list.

Tags: DHS , High-Risk List , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 05:01pm EDT
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Industry presses GSA to keep Schedule 75 open

The Coalition for Government Procurement asks the Federal Acquisition Service to reconsider its decision to close the office supplies schedule to new offerors for two year. The association says the decision will hurt small businesses and likely lead to higher prices for the government.

Tags: contracting , Steve Kempf , GSA , Coalition for Government Procurement , Schedule 75 , office supplies , schedules contracting ,

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 11:59am EDT

GSA puts cyber focus on control systems

A draft policy obtained by Federal News Radio details new cybersecurity requirements for more than 1,500 buildings owned by GSA's Public Building Service. GSA wants to standardize how facility control systems connect to GSA's network. The document builds on work already being done under HSPD-12.

Tags: technology , GSA , PBS , Rob Zivney , Hirsch Electronics , smart buildings , cybersecurity , HSPD-12 , open standards , Critical infrastructure protection ,

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:12am EDT
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Senate skeptics probe DoD officials on JFCOM cuts

The Pentagon's decision to close Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., remains its biggest hot spot in its effort to save $100 billion over the next three years.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 06:50pm EDT
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GSA proposes new cyber standards at its buildings

The General Services Administration is drafting new rules for improving cybersecurity. Federal News Radio's Jason Miller joined DorobekINSIDER with details and reaction to the policy.

Tags: cybersecurity , GSA , Dorobek Insider , technology

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 05:43pm EDT
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DoD struggles to explain JFCOM closing

Some Senate Armed Services Committee members are unhappy with the Pentagon's lack of transparency and inclusion in the decision to close the base. Defense Deputy Secretary Lynn said the Pentagon held almost 30 meetings before concluding that JFCOM needed to be closed. Lynn also offers insight into future of DoD CIO and BTA.

Tags: management , technology , William Lynn , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Carl Levin , Joesph Lieberman , Ashton Carter , John McCain , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , Joint Forces Command , BTA , Teri Takai , efficiency initiatives , JFCOM

Wednesday - 09/29/2010, 07:06am EDT
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Senate Armed Services hears DoD cost-cutting plans

The Defense Department's shrinking industrial base is a major roadblock to achieving significant savings over the next three years. In a hearing Tuesday, members of the Senate Armed Services Committee heard DoD's rationale for plans to save $100 billion over the next three years. Federal New Radio's Jason Miller brings the latest on DoD's plans from Capitaol Hill.

Tags: DoD , Senate Armed Services Committee , John McCain , Dorobek Insider , budget , cost-cutting

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 05:35pm EDT
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VA's Baker revels in job to turnaround IT processes

This week, Roger Baker, Chief Information Officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, talks with host Jason Miller about turning around IT processes within the agency.
September 30, 2010

Tags: Roger Baker , CIO , VA , IT , technology , Ask the CIO

Tuesday - 09/28/2010, 04:34pm EDT
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